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What are good practices in the world of work?

'Best practices' are the dogmas of the working world.

What do good practices lead to?

To apply a rule instead of analyzing the situation.
A good practice is a bit like a cooking recipe, so we assume that you just have to follow it to get a good dish on arrival.

How reliable and effective are good practices?

In general, and in particular in the field of management, good practices are based on dogmas, not demonstrated, aimed at preserving and favoring the haves, who are generally out of production, and making the left behind, who are

Conversely, in rare fields such as modern medicine, good practices are rigorously validated, and aim to guarantee quality practice by opposing the individual initiatives of original practitioners who are not very rigorous, or who are too ambitious.

Who promotes new best practices?

Mainly people who belong to, or wish to bring out, a new clergy!

Why do the majority of individuals agree with not questioning good practices?

Four reasons:
This helps not to fatigue intellectually.
This allows access to positions above his personal skills.
This allows more energy to be focused on the alliance game.
Last but not least, it allows the disempowerment.


Read the article Institutionalized Organizations: Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony published by John W. Meyer and Brian Rowan in 1977 in the journal American Journal of Sociology.

The book by Mats Alvesson and André Spicer The stupidity paradox: The power and pitfalls of functional stupidity at work deals with the same subject, in a more narrative form.

Chapters 10 and 11 of the book From capital to reason expose a method to pass from the problems observed to the implementation of a non-dogmatic solution, via an organized strategic reflection.

The Cochrane organization is a good example of the heavy work required to rigorously validate knowledge or the relevance of a practice.


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