The Peter Principle Revisited: A Computational Study

@article{Pluchino2009ThePP,
  title={The Peter Principle Revisited: A Computational Study},
  author={A. Pluchino and Andrea Rapisarda and Cesare Garofalo},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2009},
  volume={abs/0907.0455}
}
  • A. Pluchino, Andrea Rapisarda, Cesare Garofalo
  • Published 2009
  • Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics
  • ArXiv
  • In the late sixties the Canadian psychologist Laurence J. Peter advanced an apparently paradoxical principle, named since then after him, which can be summarized as follows: ‘Every new member in a hierarchical organization climbs the hierarchy until he/she reaches his/her level of maximum incompetence’. Despite its apparent unreasonableness, such a principle would realistically act in any organization where the mechanism of promotion rewards the best members and where the competence at their… CONTINUE READING
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