Originally Posted by manatee
As long as you don't do anything you can't undo, you should be OK.
''The Peter Principle is a management theory which suggests that organizations risk filling management roles with people who are incompetent if they promote those who are performing well at their current role, rather than those who have proven abilities at the intended role. It is named after Laurence J. Peter who co-authored the 1969 humorous book 'The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong' with Raymond Hull. They suggest that people will tend to be promoted until they reach their 'position of incompetence'."
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I've heard it both ways... now that you mention it. But mostly as a person keeps getting promoted until he gets to one position above his best position..
In the other use... I heard that it is the reasons why manuals are not very good. When they want someone to put together a manual how to assemble a bbq grill... they don't pick the guy/gal out of the assembly line who is the best worker, thus losing production, they take the slacker --- who probably doesn't understand much to begin with