The world advances on the collective learning and experience of previous generations. Likewise, in corporate culture, hard-won knowledge is packaged and shared as best practises for the continued benefit of the company.
This only becomes a problem when corporate culture inadvertently supports blind adherence to best practises.
It’s not hard to understand why this may happen. Organisations are naturally oriented to ensure their sustainability through the management of uncertainty.
However, in a risk averse culture, best practises can be embraced uncritically.