The Structure of Talent: A Co-constructed Competency Perspective

The Structure of Talent: A Co-constructed Competency Perspective

Mambo G. Mupepi (Grand Valley State University, USA) and Sylvia C. Mupepi (Grand Valley State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1961-4.ch005
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This chapter advances a discourse on a co-constructed competency model referred to as the SCCM. The SCCM is an alternative competency management strategy designed to build talent needed to increase productivity. A competency model buttress talent management and how human resource management, can be designed and implemented. Arguments drawn indicate that competency models, in particular those concerned with organizational capabilities, are relatively ineffective when developed outside the organization. A contrast of the competency models developed elsewhere with those espoused within the organization by the knowledge communities (KC) and effectiveness demonstrated in the latter approach. By reviewing selections from the literature that established the competency development movement, a foundation on past knowledge is considered in the design and implementation of the capability required to champion organization. The SCCM approach is applicable to most organizations in creating explicit knowledge, skills, and behavior necessary to increase productivity.
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Global competition has forced many corporations to focus on the bottom-line and to recruit people who are effective from the beginning. This global competition has also created the demand for a better-organized workplace, competent workforce and the need for increased productivity. This chapter suggests an alternative method of differentiating what people do at work using the platform of social construction and its tenets of a knowledge community. Social construction founded on the premise that experience and collective knowing through the forum can progress organizational goals. The chapter proceeds to drawing the hypothesis: only the knowledge community (KC) can develop, distribute and diffuse the practices useful in organization.

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