Practice connotes a few important things in regard to life ways and ideas, commonly referring to how we learn and do.
Work practices are ways of structuring that are things one must do, or ways in which something is done. They are not implemented by technologies, but are usually conceived by intelligent humans, though not necessarily. In contrast technologies are things that one can usually buy.
Examples of work practices include
In software engineering, work practices include
Social practices are related to customs for how various people enact various works or events.
Practices are also related to custom as used in the legal phrase "customs and practices" to refer to how people customarily conduct their business.