The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

Failed study, new safety finding, mistakes - breaking bad news

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In today's episode, Benjamin and I discuss about the following points:

  • First mover advantage
  • Preparing and planning
    • Be clear on your goals
    • Who do you want to move from A to B 
    • What questions will come up?
    • What will be our replies?
    • What will be the follow-up questions?
    • Who will be affected?
    • Who needs/must know first?
    • How do you communicate it?

How to break the bad news:

  • Tell it all
  • Tell it fast
  • Tell them what you’re doing about it
  • Tell them, when it’s over
  • Get back to work

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About this podcast

The podcast from statisticians for statisticians to have a bigger impact at work. This podcast is set up in association with PSI - Promoting Statistical Insight. This podcast helps you to grow your leadership skills, learn about ongoing discussions in the scientific community, build you knowledge about the health sector and be more efficient at work. This podcast helps statisticians at all levels with and without management experience. It is targeted towards the health, but lots of topics will be important for the wider data scientists community.

by Alexander Schacht and Benjamin Piske, biometricians, statisticians and leaders in the pharma industry


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