Best Practices – Groups and Organizations

Best practice in groups and organizations

Over time, best practices are built on and improved. Documented details “form a catalogue of organizational memories of what works and what doesn’t and why.”1 As the International Labour Organization explains, this is not a blueprint to be copied, but an approach to design and deliver efforts that make the most of past experience.

  • involve participants as early as possible to build trust
  • make sure everyone involved trusts the source of best practice recommendations
  • participants control the development of the best practice and the way it changes with use
  • support and encourage a culture of sharing
  • have clear commitments to confidentiality from the start


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1Workplace action on HIV/AIDS: identifying and sharing best practice, background report for tripartite inter-regional meeting on best practices in HIV/AIDS workplace policies and programs, International Labour Organization, December 2003