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  •  How? The Peter Principle. (5+ / 0-)

    People will be promoted to a level beyond their level of competence.  

    If I hire a person as a dishwasher, and he does a great job, he gets a promotion to waiter.  If he does well as waiter, he gets promoted to head waiter.  If he does well there, he gets promoted to maitre 'd. If he does well there he gets promoted to manager.  The problem is, he's not competent enough to be manager.  He should have stayed at the position of Maitre 'd.  The person is promoted one step beyond his ability.  That's why things like this happen in organizations: finding a person's level of competence is a matter of promoting them until they no longer perform well.  

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