Best practices can be simply defined as the processes, rules, or procedures that have attained a level of success. Best practices are accepted or even prescribed as being the most effective for a given situation or problem. Best practices are usually developed by professional associations, research groups, or other authoritative entities and are comprehensive, measurable, notably successful, and replicable. Measurable means that the goals are clear and the progress toward them can be measured. Replicable means that the practices are structured and documented clearly enough so they can be reproduced by other organizations. Some of the key advantages of using best practices are that they help set standards for organizational performance both internally and externally and can even bolster the credibility and reputation of ...

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