Monday, June 02, 2008

'Competency', an underlying characteristic of an individual

Books 2 Byte
Competence at Work
Lyle M. Spencer, Jr., and Signe M. Spencer

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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