Competence is the ability to apply knowledge effectively, efficiently and appropriately. A Competency Framework describes the areas of competence required to effectively perform a defined role.
As people development is an expensive and time-consuming process, a Competency Framework can ensure a positive return on investment in people by focusing and directing training and development. By creating a Competency Framework, our clients are able to ensure that any investment in their staff addresses defined priorities and fills specific skills gaps that may exist.
Competencies fall into different categories, including:
– understanding self
and others with a view to building effective interpersonal relationships, influencing behaviour and building a commonly shared vision. Personal mastery is a fundamental building block in leadership
development as it starts with the primary leadership relationship – leading one’s self.
Business mastery – the competence or ability to identify suitable business practices and appropriately apply these in the context of your business. Examples include strategic thinking, problem solving, project management, budgeting and cost control.
Systems mastery – refers to the competence to understand inter-dependency, cause, impact and flow of events in order to anticipate, interpret and to plan. Aspects include stakeholder management, process optimisation and CSI.
Technical competence – refers to having the skills required to perform the technical or functional component of a role.
Connemara’s competency profiling process has its own well-researched Competency Framework, which is customised to suit the specific needs of your organisation.