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Useful Research by Ed Lawler, Susan Albers Mohrman

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FOURTEENSticky FindingsResearch Evidence Practitioners Find Useful

DENISE M. ROUSSEAUAND JOHN W. BOUDREAU

What we have here is a failure to communicate.Cool Hand Luke

Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity.CHRISTOPHER ZEEMAN

The hardest problem of all: how people think.EDWIN KREBS

STICKY FINDINGS ARE RESEARCH RESULTS that grab attention, gain credibility, and are readily shared. The merits of taking aspirin after a heart attack (Smith et al., 2001) or limiting TV watching for kids (Hancox, Milne, & Poulton, 2005) are sticky findings that many people have acted on. Still, an eminently useful evidence-based idea is no guarantee of uptake. Indeed, a destructive idea often stands a better chance of acceptance ...

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