CREATING COMPETENT EMPLOYEES

What is the meaning of this course?

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
To help the students understand the deeper

meanings of competencies both in the generic sense and in the industry-specific senses To have insights into different types of organisations and different types of businesses in terms of Vision, Mission, Strategies, Structures and Job Profiles To use those insights to arrive at an understanding of the specific competencies relevant to specific businesses

GENERIC COMPETENCIES
What does it mean? Something ingrained as

skills/abilities/knowledge? How did that ingraining take place? The debate about inherited vs. acquired/learnt Competency is a gestalt term which covers all abilities, skills, knowledge, perspectives etc. and yet is greater than any one of them individually

GENERIC COMPETENCIES
In a way it is connected with the identity of a

person- or more appropriately is a part of ones identity What is Identity? One’s self image, self ideal, role model, world view, the feelings about the self, the meaning one has given to life etc. How does the identity of an individual develop or evolve?

ERIK ERIKSON MODEL & OTHERS
Erikson’s Eight Stages of Man The influence of the mode of conception on the

eventual identity of an individual- from Samkhya philosophy- conceived in love, lust or a sense of duty- a typical brilliant Indian insight with no backing from documented research The influence of the mother’s life style while the foetus is in the womb- the American researches The late Dr Pulin Garg’s theory of being received at birth in love, hostility or

ERIKSON MODEL
First Year- the stage of Trust vs. Mistrust 2 to 4 years- the stage of Autonomy vs. Shame

& Doubt 4 to 6/7 years- the stage of Initiative vs. Guilt School Age- the stage of Competency & Industry vs. Inferiority Adolescence- a second birth almost- what happens in adolescence depend on the legaces of the earlier stages

ERIKSON MODEL
Adolescence: An Overcrystallized Identity vs.

Open & Flexible Identity vs. Diffused Identity The first one leads to one’s taking on oversize roles The second one leads to creative role making The third one leads to Role Confusion This is the stage for peer pressures, search for heroes/role models, search for an ideological integration of the world

ERIKSON MODEL
Young Adulthood- the stage of Intimacy vs.

Isolation & Creativity vs. Imitation Middle Age- the stage for Generativity vs. Stagnation- leadership, philosophy, literary/artistic pursuits, religion in a positive sense etc Old Age- Integrity & Wisdom vs. Despair

COMPETENCIES-GENERIC VS. SPECIFIC
Generic Competences are the foundation for

specific competencies- if the former is weak no amount of effort will build an outstanding specific competency Even a strong Generic Competency left to itself will tend to become abstract and not have any concrete manifestation

COMPETENCIES-GENERIC VS. SPECIFIC
Examples: strong skills in Spoken English does

not always translate into oratorical, conversational skills, presentation skills etc. for which one requires specific training Strong skills in written English require further training in skilful report writing Strong mathematical skills hav to be refined into research methods using statistical tools

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