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Difference Between Best Practice and Best Fit

Contrast the essential differences between the best-fit and best-practices perspectives.

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A best practice is a technique or methodology that, through experience and research, has been proven to reliably lead to a desired result (Rouse, n.d.).

According to Community Toolbox (2013), for a practice to be considered best it must be measurable (goals are quantifiable), notably successful (the method will result to progress and productivity in organizations with similar aims), and replicable (it can be reproduced elsewhere).

On the other hand, best fit means appropriateness of a model and must have the element of external fit (operations strategy) and internal fit (practice and policies are ...

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This is a brief discussion on the difference between best practice and best fit.