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Development of a competency model for enhancing the organisational effectiveness in a knowledge-based organisation
by Jimmy Kansal; Sandeep Singhal
International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management (IJICBM), Vol. 16, No. 3, 2018


Abstract: The purpose of this study is to develop a customised competency model for a knowledge-based organisation. A competency model is an organisation wide framework and a descriptive tool that identifies the competencies required for effective performance in a specific job, occupation, industry or organisation. It is a quantifiable list of the knowledge, skills and attributes demonstrated through individual behaviour that results in outstanding performance in a specific work context. This study is a strong business case of 52 scientists working in an Indian Government R&D organisation engaged in the development of cutting edge defence technologies. A specific competency model has been developed for the scientists working in the engineering and technology domain. The employees were mapped against the developed competency model for their current vis-à-vis required competencies. The present study contributes to original research by providing a starting point to resolve the entire spectrum of HR activities to enhance organisational effectiveness in an R&D environment. It contributes to practice as the developed model can be applied to similar organisations.

Online publication date: Fri, 02-Mar-2018


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