Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The Peter Principle...

The Peter Principle is the principle that "in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to their level of incompetence".

Read that once again..

"In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to their level of incompetence!!"

The sentence (or The Principle) hit me so hard, that I spent an hour trying to make sense out of it.. An hour of office time, that too..It bothered me at some level.. Was it making fun of me and my abilities??

Then I wrote it down, on pen and paper, and then it made sense..

Much as it sounds funny, and satirical, I think it makes perfect sense. It means that you keep rising in an organization till such time that your incompetence doesn't let you go any further.

It doesn't mean that your boss is incompetent...

That would have been too easy..

And then it wasn't so much fun to read that line..