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Why companies should blow up best practices

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Nov 07, 2018

On November 7, 2018, Geoff Tuff, principal at Deloitte Consulting and senior leader of the organization’s innovation and applied design practices, and Steven Goldbach, principal at Deloitte, chief strategy officer and member of its U.S. executive leadership team, joined the Knowledge@Wharton radio show to talk about their book, "Detonate: Why and How Corporations Must Blow Up Best Practices (and Bring a Beginner’s Mind)".

Both Tuff and Goldbach have learned one sure thing after decades of working with different companies: Relying on best practices does not guarantee future success. Today’s accelerated speed of change means that business leaders need to ditch old habits and bring a fresh perspective to their operations if they want to get to the top and stay there.

Tuff emphasizes:

When change accelerates and we can no longer rely on the lessons of the past to do things well, that’s where best practices become really dangerous.

Review the transcript of the conversation and podcast on Wharton's website.

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