Competent refers to the skills and characteristics that enable you to perform a job. If someone can perform a required task at a targeted level of proficiency, they are competent. To be competent, you must be able to react to a situation and follow behaviours you have found to succeed in the past. To do this, you must have a repertoire of possible actions to take and training in them. Competency grows with experience and training.

Becoming competent at a skill allows you to perform it with ease, boosting your productivity and increasing your performance in the workplace. Improving your levels of competency also gives you the ability to impart that knowledge to others, improving the competency of the workforce. Understanding the four stages of competence allows you to effectively employ strategies to move rapidly from one stage to the next. In this article, we explore the four stages of learning in-depth and give strategies you can use to improve your competency or that of your team.

Competence is the arrangement of demonstrable characteristics and skills that empower and improve the efficiency or performance of employment. The term "competence" first showed up in a bit of writing written by R.W. White in 1959 as an idea for performance motivation. In 1970, Craig C. Lundberg characterized the idea in "Planning the chief Development Program". The term picked up footing when in 1973, David McClelland wrote a seminal paper named, "Testing for Competence rather than for Intelligence". it's since been promoted by Richard Boyatzis and heaps of others, for example, T.F. Gilbert (1978) who utilized the idea about performance improvement. Its utilization fluctuates widely, which brings about considerable misunderstanding.

A few researchers see "competence" as a blend of practical and theoretical knowledge, cognitive skills, conduct and values wont to improve performance; or because the state or nature of being sufficiently or well qualified, having the power to play out a chose job. for instance, the executive's competency may incorporate frameworks thinking and passionate intelligence, and skills in influence and negotiation


Uses of competent are:-

  • Suppose you ask a member of your team to create a series of articles for a client and optimize them to rank well in Google. The team member thinks that they're performing the task correctly and doesn't know to ask for guidance. It isn't until you see the result that you realize they received improper training and that the articles will have to be rewritten.