What happens to best practice?

Stuart Crainer reports from the first International Rendanheyi Model Forum in Qingdao, China.

Another presentation about great companies and another mention of WL Gore.  I have distant memories of WL Gore being held up as an exemplar of best management practice many years ago.  Tom Peters venerated the company’s leadership and culture in the 1990s.  Since then many others have enthusiastically endorsed Gore.  Visiting the company has become something of a light industry.  Thousands have now made the pilgrimage.

But have companies put the Gore ideas into practice? Perhaps some have but . . .

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