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Performance Management Systems and Strategies by Dipak Kumar Bhattacharyya

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COMPETENCY CHARACTERISTICS

Based on the organizational experiences, we can identify the following characteristics of competencies:

  • Motives—The things a person consistently thinks about or wants and that which causes action. Motives ‘drive, direct, or select’ behaviour towards certain actions or goals.
  • Traits—-Physical characteristics and consistent responses to situation or information.
  • Self-concept—A person's attitudes, values, or self-image.
  • Knowledge—Information a person has in specific content areas.
  • Skill—The ability to perform a certain physical or mental task.

As explained earlier, knowledge and skill competencies tend to be visible and relatively ‘on the surface’ characteristics of people. Self-concept, trait, and motive competencies ...

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