How many times have we heard that phrase “evidence based,” when it comes to workplace wellbeing issues? It’s like you’re not allowed to put on a webinar or conference without using that term every other sentence. I just searched the phrase “evidence based wellness program,” and got 1,650,000 hits. That’s true. Try it.
The pointy heads on both sides of contentious issues keep saying things like, “the data shows” or “the evidence suggests.” Two PhDs, diametrically opposed, 180 degrees apart, and both claiming the evidence “clearly” supports their positions. Ha!
“There’s lies, damned lies, and statistics,” – Mark Twain