Best practices need to be adapted

Tags: Strategy

Best practices and templated approaches to problem solving rarely work "out of the box." Any situation of sufficient complexity is dynamic and applying a stock approach will fail to adequately adjust to the particular milieu and context of a specific situation. Expecting otherwise is to invite a less-than-desirable outcomes.

  • Olson 2023 suggests that this is a failing of many consultants: they have a standard approach and try to apply a "tried and true" method to unsuitable environments.


Olson 2023