Competitiveness of organisations is largely determined by their collaborators who are not only qualified but also competent,  coping with the challenges of a working world that is becoming more and more complex.

Competencies are understood as the ability to self-organise. Self-organisation is accordingly any action in open problem situations and complex systems.

What are the key competencies?

  • The general ability to be active and creative on a self-organised basis – to be reflexive concerning oneself, technical and methodical relating to the ambient conditions and communicative with other people. These attributes are called self-organisation and self-learning competences.
  • The ability to view oneself critically, a productive attitude and a sense of values: personal competences (questionnaire on personal competencies).
  • The ability to master all knowledge, skills and results of social communication, to actively implement personal values and to integrate them with all other competences: activity and action competence (questionnaire on activity and action competencies).
  • The ability to handle apparently insoluble problems creatively by proper use of technical and methodical knowledge: technical and methodical competence (questionnaire on technical-methodical competencies).
  • The ability to debate with others from a personal perspective, to cooperate and communicate creatively: social-communicative competence (questionnaire on social- communicative competencies).

To provide employees/associates with an example of their competencies it is necessary to assess, to measure and to develop competence with appropriate methods and instruments.