Based on your module’s readings, comment on the value of competency-based models in modern organizations. Support your comments with personal examples.

Question description

Assignment 1: Discussion—The Competency-Based Model

Competencies are increasingly becoming part of the organizational culture. These serve to define the key behavioral elements needed for success in a given position.

In this assignment, you will begin a discussion on the competency-based model of modern organizations. As you begin to build your development strategy, the competency-based model will be an option that may be appropriate.

Task:

Respond to the following point:

  • Based on your module’s readings, comment on the value of competency-based models in modern organizations. Support your comments with personal examples.

Submission Details:

  • By Saturday, April 1, 2017, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
  • Through Wednesday, April 5, 2017, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. While responding, focus on expanding the discussion to include commentary and analysis of what your classmates are saying.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read your peers’ answers.
  • Provide substantive comments by
    • contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
    • building on the remarks or questions of others; or
    • sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences
  • Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
  • Make sure your writing
    • is clear, concise, and organized;
    • demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
    • displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria

Assignment Components Max Points
Initial response was:

  • Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.
  • Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.
  • Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.
16
Discussion Response and Participation:

  • Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.
  • Offered points of view supported by research.
  • Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.
  • Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.
16
Writing:

  • Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.
  • Responses were error free.
  • Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.
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