George and Joan, Thinking Out Loud about the Pitfalls of Best Practices

podcastIn this edition of Thinking Out Loud, George and Joan take a look at best practices. George read an article in the Harvard Business Review’s free e-mail newsletter that got him thinking about the wisdom of always thinking best practices are, in fact, the best practices. In the library world there is often an assumption that if it’s a best practice, then it should be adopted – or alternatively that even if you have a great idea, it shouldn’t be implemented until it’s an accepted best practice. They discuss these ideas and more in this intriguing podcast.