Measuring is knowing, and knowing often doesn’t change a thing

We’re all convinced, measuring is knowing. But far too often, we fail to implement.
We are looking at the results of research, and suddenly we feel the fear of change, and stick to existing conventions, conventions we sometimes ignore the origins from.
We see questions but no answers.

We are afraid to change things although we invest a lot in research. In this way, it took traditional newspaper publishers ages to shift towards the user-friendly tabloid version we all adore. Why? Because for centuries they thought newspapers should always stay the way they were, because that was how quality newspapers ought to be, period. They were convinced their readers would reject tabloid format. We did not, quite on the contrary. We welcomed it.

So, high time to close the the knowing-doing gap, and turn research into an actionable strategy.