Last Updated Apr 25, 2008 12:35 PM EDT
I should learn from the experience of others, right? Why reinvent the wheel?
Turns out I might be shooting myself in the foot, blogs Scott D. Anthony on Harvard Business.
Blindly worshiping at the altar of best practices is dangerous. The problem is that practices that work incredibly well in one circumstance can be ill-suited for another circumstance.When tempted to follow the best practices path of another organization , he suggests you ask the following first:
â€¢ Are market circumstances similar?If the answer to any of these is no, think twice.
â€¢ Are corporate contexts similar?
â€¢ Is the practice "modular," with few interactions with other corporate systems?