Competence Category

Our competence category contains resources, articles and workshops related to competence, competency development, competency frameworks.

Identifying workforce competence is important as a competency framework  provides a structure to support productivity, consistent performance standards, succession plans and strategic talent management.

Competency identification also enables us to plan for the future of the workforce as the characteristics of traditional roles change with technological initiatives.

If we are unable to articulate the competencies required of roles in the organisation then our internal processes are inefficient, such as, recruitment & selection, career planning & employee development.

The Peter Principle Occupational Incompetence

The peter principle the journey from competence to incompetence, was written by Laurence J. Peter  who analysed hundreds of cases of occupational incompetence which led him to formulate Principle. The book is extremely humorous, a satirical model, it was first published in 1969. What is surprising is that many of us continue to experience the impact of occupational incompetence resulting from ridiculous promotion decisions. For those who experience the Peter Principle occupational incompetence at work it is no laughing matter. Having worked in an organisation where incompetence permeated through many levels the impact on people and performance was devastating. The [...]

2023-12-29T18:12:12+00:00Categories: Competence Category|Tags: |

Exploit and cultivate core competencies

"How will you exploit and cultivate core competencies, those that will enable you to achieve your strategic aims?" This is a question that I regularly ask during strategic planning workshops and one which leaders answer from a systems and process perspective. While systems are necessary for any company, most are not unique ,therefore, systems and expertise that are easily copied provide little competitive advantage. However, systems and processes are driven by core competencies which are the sum of collective learning across business units over time and they have become embedded in the organisations culture. Core competencies are a source of competitive [...]

2023-12-20T11:54:08+00:00Categories: Competence Category|Tags: |

Competency Based Learning and Development

Why do organisations invest in competency based learning and development? In my experience organisations invest in competency based learning and development to cut out the irrelevance of content not related to occupational performance among the products offered by many learning and development providers. This saves both time and money since the focus of developent is on specific competencies and not on areas where employees are already capable. What is Competence? Competence is an observable characteristic of expertise. It is not the expertise itself, but the explicit and tacit knowledge that underpins that expertise. Competency Based Learning Design. Competency based learning [...]

2023-09-19T07:51:36+00:00Categories: Competence Category|Tags: |

What Are Competencies?

Many organisations have recognised the huge benefits to be gained from the introduction of competency frameworks. Competencies are the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors that contribute to individual and organizational performance How are they expressed? By focusing on the inputs (competencies) and (outputs) performance, companies can build a picture of the capabilities of the workforce and can use this profile to recruit, develop and align  job requirements to strategic goals and targets. The benefits of identifying competencies Competencies identify the success criteria for specific job roles They provide focus for development activities and ensure that priority is given to [...]

2023-12-27T20:48:54+00:00Categories: Competence Category|Tags: |

The Managers Role in Promoting Quality Leadership

  Effective management involves understanding and reacting to the operational aspects of your role as well as visibly promoting quality leadership competencies to develop trusting relationships with staff members that support your business. The Managers Role in Promoting Quality Leadership As a manager, you have responsibility not only for financial and strategic management, but also for developing your staff. It is important to understand the importance that your relationships with direct reports and co-workers has on your ability to be successful in the achievement of the goals you have set for your project or department Ask yourself these questions... How [...]

2024-06-01T15:12:41+00:00Categories: Competence Category|Tags: |
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