Monthly Archives: June 2017

Competence – what does it mean?

What does it mean to be competent, either as an employee or by carrying out a specific activity? Competence is ‘The ability to do something successfully or efficiently’, (Source: If you are carrying out any task, especially in the workplace, then it’s probably reasonable to expect that this is what the outcome should be; if an employee wasn’t performing to an appropriate standard (i.e. ‘competence’ within the context of that organisational expectations) then I would expect an employer would