Communicating Research

Communicating research refers to presenting your findings and their implications in a clear, concise, and engaging way to various stakeholders.


The goal of communicating research is to ensure insights are understood, actionable, and impactful towards product development decisions. In addition, it helps to foster a shared understanding and alignment across teams.

  • Informed Decision-Making: Facilitates evidence-based decisions in product development.
  • Enhanced Collaboration: Builds a shared vision and understanding among cross-functional teams.
  • Increased Impact: Ensures that valuable research insights contribute directly to product improvement and innovation.


Industry Context

In many organisations, research findings are often siloed within the research team and may not reach the broader audience of stakeholders. This can lead to missed opportunities for leveraging insights to drive product development.

ZeroBlockers Context

In the ZeroBlockers framework the entire Stream Team is involved in research. Therefore the key value of communicating research is for keeping others such as the Product Team and other Stream Teams informed about the work that you are doing. It is not their primary job to understand your research, so it is important to make it as easy as possible for them to understand the key points.

ZeroBlockers Practices

BlogsWritten articles or posts published on an internal or external platform to share insights, updates, and stories.Sharing in-depth knowledge, company news, and best practices with a wider audience.
Email NewslettersRegularly scheduled emails containing updates, news, and resources sent to all employees or specific groups.Consistent, broad communication that keeps the entire company or specific departments informed on key initiatives and updates.
Internal WikisCollaborative web pages that can be edited by anyone in the company to provide and update information.Centralising knowledge, maintaining up-to-date documentation, and sharing best practices or guidelines.

Other Practices

PracticeDescriptionBenefitsZeroBlockers Opinion
PresentationA visual and oral summary of research findings, typically using slides.Slides require a presentation - people rarely flick though slides async. They can be a good companion or used as screenshots in a blog, wiki or email.
ReportA detailed written document outlining the research process, findings, and recommendations.Companies are overflowing in reports. Often they make people think that information is being communicated but often it is not. Rather than using a rigid structure the free-form approach of blogs and wikis can let people come up with more effective delivery approaches.
WorkshopAn interactive session with stakeholders to discuss research findings and implications.It is challenging to get people to commit time to something that is not a core part of their role. It is better to use async communication so that people can consume the information when it suits them.
InfographicA visual representation of research findings, using graphics to summarise key points.Information is often lost in infographics. They are good for marketing but not for communicating complex information.
Video SummaryA short video that outlines the research findings and recommendations.Videos are great for communicating complex information but they are very time consuming and expensive to produce. For very important information they can be great but for most things they are overkill.


  • Information Overload: Presenting too much data without clear insights or recommendations.
  • Lack of Context: Sharing research findings without sufficient background or explanation, leading to confusion.
  • Focusing on methodology over findings: Dwelling on research methods instead of emphasising the key insights and their impact.
  • Neglecting storytelling: Failing to connect your findings to a relatable narrative that resonates with the audience.
  • No Follow-Up: Failing to define clear next steps or actions following the communication of research findings.
  • Silenced Voices: Not allowing sufficient time for questions, discussion, or contributions from stakeholders.

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