A policy like “use best practices in the pipeline” will result in a lot of jobs being disallowed. These bad practices are likely the first dozen baby steps toward better and eventually best practices.
From “Thinking in Systems” by Donella H. Meadows, which I a few weeks ago.
THE TRAP: POLICY RESISTANCE
When various actors try to pull a system stock toward various goals, the result can be policy resistance. Any new policy, especially if it’s effective, just pulls the stock farther from the goals of other actors and produces additional resistance, with a result that no one likes, but that everyone expends considerable effort in maintaining.
THE WAY OUT
Let go. Bring in all the actors and use the energy formerly expended on resistance to seek out mutually satisfactory ways for all goals to be realized — or redefinitions of larger and more important goals that everyone can pull toward together.