I too, believe in the value of competencies and have used them in my work. However, they are an artefact of an industrial model and as such have their limitations in a networked workplace. Basic competencies, for foundational skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving, will be needed in future workplaces. However, specific competencies, which many organisations use, are more difficult to develop in a complex, changing environment. Who knew that competencies in micro-blogging would be required for communications professionals even a year ago? It is difficult to develop skills for competencies that do not exist yet.

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