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 Principlefrom The Peter Principle (1968), book by L. J. Peter (1919-90), United States educator, and 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.