Jump to navigation Jump to search A best best business publications is a method or technique that has been generally accepted as superior to any alternatives because it produces results that are superior to those achieved by other means or because it has become a standard way of doing things, e. Best practices are used to maintain quality as an alternative to mandatory legislated standards and can be based on self-assessment or benchmarking. Best practice is a feature of accredited management standards such as ISO 9000 and ISO 14001. Some consulting firms specialize in the area of best practice and offer pre-made templates to standardize business process documentation.
Sometimes a best practice is not applicable or is inappropriate for a particular organization’s needs. A key strategic talent required when applying best practice to organizations is the ability to balance the unique qualities of an organization with the practices that it has in common with others. Good operating practice is a strategic management term. Methodology according to Bretschneider et al.
This section does not cite any sources. Best practice is a form of program evaluation in public policy. It is the process of reviewing policy alternatives that have been effective in addressing similar issues in the past and could be applied to a current problem. Bardach advises the policy analyst to maintain realistic expectations when seeking a best practice in public policy analysis, because the practice may not be solving the problem at all and it may instead produce unfavorable results. Because a practice seems to be tailored to a specific policy problem and also based on solid research, it does not necessarily mean it is creating good results.
In policy analysis, a best practice is a clear and concrete behavior that solves a problem or achieves a goal. Smart practices take advantage of an idle opportunity at a low cost and little risk. Bardach refers to this as finding the free lunches. These are opportunities for creative policy improvements such as cost-based pricing or input substitution that have the possibility to generate public value at a very low cost. Breaking loose from conventions and challenging assumptions can also be way to take advantage of an idle opportunity.