Examine the importance of relationships to move policy forward. Research two articles surrounding this issue and summarize.
Relationships are crucial in moving policy forward because they help to build trust and understanding between stakeholders. By developing strong relationships with key individuals and groups, policymakers are able to gain the support and buy-in necessary to implement new policies and achieve their goals. Additionally, relationships can help to facilitate communication and collaboration between different stakeholders, which can lead to more effective problem-solving and decision-making. Furthermore, relationships also help to create a sense of accountability and a shared sense of responsibility for the success of a policy, which can lead to more successful outcomes.
Smith, K. E., Pearson, M., Allen, W., Barwick, M., Farrell, C., Hardy, M., … & Pellini, A. (2019). Building and diversifying our interdisciplinary giants: moving scholarship on evidence and policy forward. Evidence & Policy, 15(4), 455-460.
In the article “Building and diversifying our interdisciplinary giants: moving scholarship on evidence and policy forward,” Smith et al. (2019) argue that interdisciplinary research is essential for understanding and addressing complex policy issues. They argue that traditional disciplinary approaches often fail to provide a comprehensive understanding of the complex interactions between different factors that shape policy decisions. To address this, they propose that interdisciplinary research teams be built and diversified to bring different perspectives and expertise to the table. They also argue that interdisciplinary research can help to bridge the gap between evidence and policy and lead to more effective and sustainable policy outcomes. The article is published in Evidence & Policy journal, volume 15, issue 4, pages 455-460. Relationships to Move Policy Forward
Daniels, K., & Karanika-Murray, M. (2012). Moving policy and practice forward: Beyond prescriptions for job characteristics. In Improving Organizational Interventions For Stress and Well-Being (pp. 339-358). Routledge.
In the chapter “Moving policy and practice forward: Beyond prescriptions for job characteristics,” Daniels and Karanika-Murray (2012) argue that traditional approaches to workplace stress management, which focus on changing job characteristics, are limited in their effectiveness. They propose that a more comprehensive approach is needed that takes into account the social and organizational context in which work takes place. They suggest that interventions should focus on changing organizational culture and promoting employee participation in decision-making. They also call for more research on the effectiveness of different interventions and on the development of tailored interventions for different organizations and groups of workers. The chapter is part of the book “Improving Organizational Interventions For Stress and Well-Being” published by Routledge in 2012, pages 339-358. Relationships to Move Policy Forward