Copy pasting ideas

A common idea shared across social media is: do X because it worked for me. I have touched this topic in several occasions, but it’s always worth repeating it. I have also been perpetuator of doing this and dealing with the consequences later. But the general rule is that every company and team have their own quirks - even when they share the same stack, team composition or sector. There are always characteristics that are unique and not shared. This is the main problem when generalising an idea or process that worked in one place. Something that worked well somewhere won’t necessarily lead to good results somewhere else. But people in tech, like to think that tech lives isolated from people. But this isn’t true. A good example is for someone to push hard for microservices because “it worked well for my team in my previous role”. The initiative might be all about tech, but tech is owned and used by people.