15 March 2015 | Articles, Articles 2015, Management | By Christophe Lachnitt
Competence And Performance Are Not Synonymous
Performance depends on much more than the mastery of a field of knowledge.
It also relies heavily on human qualities: Intuition, judgment, empathy, courage, creativity, humility, work capacity, authority, teamwork, self-challenge, trust, maturity, willingness to grow, adaptability, responsibility, optimism, respect, honesty, solidarity…
Competence and performance rime because the former is essential to the latter but they are not synonymous. If this were the case, I.B.M.’s supercomputer Watson would head all Fortune 500 companies.
Since companies are human communities, interpersonal skills are key in letting competence rule.