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Does "best practices" stifle innovation? Does "best practices" disable our critical thinking skills and reduce us into shipple or herd mentality where we no longer "think" for ourselves and examine/evaluate our situation? If so, how do you prevent the unintended consequences from happening? Your thoughts. Background....you don't know how many times I have heard "that's how other companies (in our industry) are doing it.

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Anonymous
(CFO) |

Emerson, interesting question and the lack of response is further telling.

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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
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(President & CFO, SBAConsulting.com) |

I actually have answered this elsewhere, but IMHO "best practices" are "best practices" for a specific company, not an industry. While there are "good practices" that can cover an industry, every individual is different and so are organizations.

So, yes, "best practices" as currently used is stifling innovation.

Len Green
Title: Performance Improvement Consultant and E..
Company: Haygarth Consulting LLC
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Emerson

I believe the journey of improving processes as a business moves, adjusts, and needs to adapt is far more important to successful strategy execution than trying to get to a state of "best practice."

So I think I just agreed with your assertion that it stifles innovation:)

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