Why it’s so hard to practice best practices

We hear about the best practices, but do we actually implement them?

The two common pitfalls are failure to adopt and failure to adapt, writes Ron Ashkenas in the Harvard Business Review.

Organizations need to tailor best practices to their environment.

Online Chat: DJ Kachman, the Veterans Affairs Department’s director of mobile and security technology transformation lead, on April 10, at 1 p.m.

“This not only requires learning the tool or process, but truly understanding the principles behind it,” according to the blog post.

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Organizations also need people on staff to drive implementation of the best practices. In other words, senior managers have to make the decisions that make these practices work.

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