Peter PrinciplePeter Principle
the facetious proposition that each employee in an organization tends to be promoted until reaching his or her level of incompetence
Origin of Peter Principle; from The Peter Principle (1968), book by L. J. Peter (1919-90), United States educator, and amp; R. J. Hull (1919-85), Canadian writer
The theory that employees within an organization will advance to their highest level of competence and then be promoted to and remain at a level at which they are incompetent.
Origin of Peter PrincipleAfter Laurence Johnston Peter, (1919–1990).
- The theory that in an organization, people tend to rise (be promoted) to the level of their incompetence.