There’s so many things we know. We know exercising is healthy. We know taking care for client is productive. We know planning makes sense. We know…
I know for example that to achieve my goals I need to plan and track activities. But still I fail in doing that properly. That means, that my knowledge is useless.
To know is not enough, knowledge has to be applied. Good intention isn’t enough, we must act.
This is the „motto“ my boss, Martin, uses. And all our company lives that motto. Whether in work with our clients or in our internal improvement.
Knowing is not enough. The knowledge is as much as passive acknowledgement of needed change. If I know I am not good at presenting, it’s a start. Even if I know good techniques to present, it still is not enough. Until I start using those techniques, I won’t get better. Ever.
Once you acquire some new piece of information, you should ask yourself simple question:
What will I do about it? When?
And then act. Don’t expect the change to happen without action.
It applies to skills improvement, personal change, as well as to company improvement. If you know there’s something that can be done better, but you don’t act, you don’t contribute.
So what do you know and don’t act on?
Short information point (not intended as promotion, just to let you know):
The key thing that distinguishes DEVELOR from other training and consulting companies is the fact that we walk the performance talk. We are one of few companies who are certified by Kirkpatrick Partners to use Kirkpatrick Model of measuring development impact. We know and educate our clients to pay as much (or even more) attention to application of skills, as they pay to „traditional“ training of employees. Because even the best training has limited influence on behavioural change and results. To act is necessary.