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Suesan Danesh
Participant

I agree that there is skepticism regarding “best practices” and that the notion is overused and perhaps misunderstood. There was a Collaborative Culture Camp held in Ottawa last week for the Canadian public service and one presenter spoke about narrating our work, a concept that was very well received. Ultimately i believe the future of best practices lies in sharing more practices in general, being more open about what we are working on, how we are approaching our work..in essence in narrating our work publicly (through the use of new social tools for example) for the benefit of our colleagues, those in other departments and stakeholders who will then be able to pick up on our work, add to it, fill in blanks, provide timely advice, etc.. they will be narrating their work as well and we will pick up on their work, add to it, fill in blanks, provide timely advice, etc.. This is a way to build best practices collaboratively where “buy-in” no longer becomes an issue.