Don’t Let “Best Practice” Become a Buzzword

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Lately I’ve been receiving lots of emails that urge me to do something or other because it’s a “best practice.” Nine times out of ten, adopting the new best practice involves buying the sender’s product or service. These attempts to sell me on so-called best practices make me wonder what people are thinking when they use the term.

 

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Illness and Death from Compounding Pharmacy’s Contaminated Drugs Highlight Need for Best Practices

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You’ve probably read the news stories about a recent outbreak of meningitis in 19 states. So far this outbreak has caused 25 deaths as well as 354 cases of serious illness. The Centers for Disease Control traced the outbreak’s origin to contaminated steroids from a Massachusetts-based compounding pharmacy.
 
The contamination resulted from the compounding pharmacy’s attempt at high-volume drug production using inadequate facilities, equipment and practices. As more information about compounding pharmacies’ practices comes to light, I’m wondering why better standards and operating procedures, supported by clear documentation, are not in place at these facilities.

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It's Time For Some Email Best Practices

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When it comes to establishing standards and best practices for business communications, email is still the wild frontier. This has to change, because so much communication takes place via email. Every day I receive more emails than I can easily deal with. It takes way too much time to figure out what’s important and what’s not. I’m not alone—we’re all suffering from email overload. We could all benefit from some email best practices.

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