Best Practices Are Mediocre Practices

I have a big problem with the phrase “Best Practices”. When I hear it, I automatically assume there is an easier, more efficient way to do whatever it is I’m trying to do.

Here’s the thing with Best Practices – by the time they’ve been around long enough to be considered “best”, they are obsolete.

So let’s chat about who gets to determine the BEST way to do something? What if there is a better way?

When I’m new, or first learning a thing, I usually accept the advice of “experts” and follow their Best Practice. However, invariably I start asking myself why must their method be my method? Am I not smart enough to develop a practice that works best for me at this time and place?

Share your thoughts about Best Practices in the comments. I’m interested to hear what you guys think.


About Tricia Ransom

Patricia Ransom: wife, daughter, friend. Learning, laughing, living. Chicago, Illinois, downstate. Townie, urbanite, traveller. Note: The opinions expressed on this blog belong solely to me and should not be assumed to reflect the opinions of any of my employers past, current, or future.
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2 Responses to Best Practices Are Mediocre Practices

  1. SyberDesign says:

    I love these little short blurbs….I wish they fit on Twitter!


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