Origin: after The Peter Principle (1968) by L. J. Peter and amp; R. Hull
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Origin: After Laurence Johnston Peter (1919-1990).
peter principle - Business Definition
Peter Principle - Cultural Definition
A rule of organizations that states, “In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” Formulated by Laurence J. Peter, this rule is supposed to explain occupational incompetence.