You hear Best Practices a lot in professional conversations, whether it is regarding specific departments within a company, or general business. Have you paused to think about what this frequently used term means to you, how it affects your business, and why these practices are in place?
The What: Best Practices are commercial or professional procedures that are accepted or prescribed as being correct or most effective. These methods, or techniques, are suggested because they are superior to other alternatives because they produce positive results over and again. They are healthy, efficient, and profitable standards.
The How: Companies coach their staff to use these standards because they have made mistakes, paid for those mistakes, and learned from those mistakes. In this respect, your organizational Leadership is offering you the opportunity to move forward and bypass these learning curves; learn from their mistakes! Nurturing achievement within your company is demonstrated in many ways and each have one goal in common, your success.
The Why: Best Practices are in place to maintain the quality of your product/service, protect the brand, and cultivate a culture of integrity and superlative customer service. When your company’s processes are clearly defined, the mission, vision and values are supported and provides the potential to flourish and further strengthen overall performance.
There is no reason to reinvent the wheel. Best Practices are in place to lead you to make informed decisions and thrive in the most effective, profitable way possible.
The more extensive a man’s knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do. – Benjamin Disraeli