25 November 2007

When is a best practice just a quick fix?

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Many of the board members that I talk to tell me that they use "best practices" as the normative principles for their work as a board member. When the work of the board is assessed there is a lack of underlying principles that help the board understand what it should have accomplished. Something like fixing these mailboxes with duct tape. OI have heard that duct tape can fix just about anything. (As long as these mail boxes don't need to collect mail, it worked!)

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