As the pace of change increases, organisations must become much more flexible and focused on outputs rather than purely on activities and tasks. The competency modelling approach is suited to rapidly fluctuating working environments as it links the changing strategies of the organisation with the changing competency requirements in the workplace.

Competency models represent a way of thinking about work that is driven by the challenges that organisations worldwide are facing as the rate of change accelerates. Competency modelling is the activity of determining the specific competencies that are characteristic of high performance and success and thus provide organisations with a common language for describing how people perform in various situations.

Competency models can be successfully used in many business arenas including recruitment, job descriptions, 360° feedback, training, performance management, organisational development, and career pathing. Competency models add flexibility and precision to decision making processes within the organisation and help to define the skills that a business needs to be successful.

DavittCorporatePartners – Organisational Psychologists and Experts in Competency Modelling.

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