If you’ve never heard of the Peter Principle, it’s one of the simplest and most pervasive concepts in the workforce.
The Peter Principle offers that people are hired based not on what they could do, but on what they have done. The focus is on the past, not the future.
Flipping that first premise around, and we get the real doozy of the Principle: everyone can be promoted to their level of incompetence. [Read more…]