Does anyone have any experience with a "Universal Competency Framework" based on profiler cards?
I have been invited to participate in a focus group that will discuss my organization's transition into a Universal Competency Framework. The objective is to "create a single competency framework for the organization". However, based on my review of the literature, it seems like a job description building exercise instead of a behavioral change model.
How will this work?
It is based on cards to result in "concrete, tangible outcomes"
Because it is cards, it is "portable"
There are 8 Factor Cards (with diffferent colored backgrounds) - these represent broad competency areas
There are 20 dimension cards (detailed breakdown of 8 factor cards)- used for person or job profiling
The directions make it sound like a card game in order to identify strengths and weaknesses.
Unfortunately, there is no reference to DISC, relationship building, feedback or one on ones....
I haven't participated in the video conference yet, but do not have positive reaction to this initiative because it does not seem to allow the kinds of change that the organization requires. Some things just jump out at me, like
- the Competency Framework "establishes the common language that underpins all of the XXX products and services".
- the key behaviors are based on "extensive scientific research" which looked at hundreds of competency models..."
If anyone has had any experience with this type of system, I would appreciate feedback.