Monday, June 02, 2008

'Competency', an underlying characteristic of an individual

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Competence at Work
Lyle M. Spencer, Jr., and Signe M. Spencer
(http://www.wileyindia.com/)

Turkeys and squirrels

Authors of Competence at Work rue that many organisations select on the basis of surface knowledge and skill competencies (`we hire MBAs from good schools') and either assume that recruits have the underlying motive and trait competencies or that these can be instilled by good management.

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