Competency is the ability to use a set of skills for a specific work that needs critical task functions. It is very much similar to performance but is different. Performance is the overall activities and behavior whereas competency is a distinct skill. They are used at the workplace by employees to complete tasks efficiently. Competencies can be used in an appraisal process in an organization to describe the major skills, abilities, and attributes that a staff member needs to be successful in a job and/or organization.

Few common competencies for employees are:

  1. Adaptability
  2. Accountability
  3. Clear communication
  4. Quick thinking
  5. Problem-solving
  6. Initiative
  7. Resource management
  8. Project Management
  9. Technology or special skill
  10. Working collaboratively
  11. Goal setting
  12. Leadership
  13. Managing conflicts
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