Best practices are believed to be the most effective way of deriving a particular outcome. But they’re not.
Best practices only derive that particular outcome in a certain circumstance or condition. Which may not be ours.
Learning about a best practice does not mean we have to follow it. There are no rules or laws attached to them.
Just because a process, technique, incentive or activity worked well for someone else, doesn’t mean it will work for you, your customers, or your organization. We should be using best practices to inspire us, not chain us down.
And remember, the creator of a best practice doesn’t follow, they lead (and do a damn good job doing just that).
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