- *Are you wondering what you are missing in your job search?
- *Don't know what it is that you don't know?
- *You may be unconsciously incompetent!
Of note: there isn't a value judgement attached to the terms used in the 4 stages of competence. Use this knowledge as a tool in your personal, improvement toolkit! You can explore your own personal development in a variety of life and work areas.
Before you begin reading the section below - recall what it was like learning a skill such as driving. At first, it was overwhelming and you were consciously aware of every aspect of your car, the road and the route. However, after a few years, it became almost unconscious as your skills improved. In fact, many of us have had the odd experience of reaching a driving destination without remembering how we got there!
The Four Stages - Conscious Competence Learning Model
The individual does not know how to do something and does not know they have a deficit. The individual must recognise their own weakness and the value of the new skill, before progressing to the next stage. The length of time you spend in this stage depends on your motivation to learn. Each of us has areas where we lack insight into our actual skills and/or how we really appear to others.
Though the individual does not understand or know how to do something, they recognize their deficit and the value of a potential new skill. Making mistakes can be integral to the learning process at this stage.
The individual understands or knows how to do something. However, they are still beginners and it takes a conscious effort to execute the new skill.
The individual is so experienced with a particular task or skill that it has become "second nature" and can be performed easily. As a result, the skill can be performed while multi-tasking and they can teach the skill to others.
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