The whole notion of change and continuous improvement is often discussed as if organizations are standing still. The reality is that executive perspectives of change and improvement have shifted more towards high velocity and real time. In today’s challenging economic times, all organizations are constantly changing in a multitude of directions . . . some for the better, and some for the worse. Today, change is everywhere as we speak. Most organizations have abandoned their commitment to structured and disciplined continuous improvement and are striving for the quick and easy improvements through firefighting, symptomatic problem solving, and searching for and replicating best practices. [Read more…] about Are Your Best Practices Obsolete?