Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen
Chapter 2: Pseudoscience won’t create a psychologically healthy workplace
Psychologically healthy workplaces have become a prominent topic of conversation in contemporary organizations and the popular business press, and this prominence has led to a myriad of recommendations made by various authors. While some of them are evidence based, others are grounded in anecdotal experience, myths and outright pseudoscience. This chapter provides a discussion of the sources of some of this faulty information, focusing on four areas: case studies, consulting firms, business axioms, and benchmarking and best practices. The chapter then provides some recommendations to help enhance consumers’ evidence-based decision making (EBDM) when it comes to information about psychologically healthy workplaces.
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