“In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.”
-Laurence J. Peter, Educator
We all know how promotions work, you perform well, you get promoted, you do better, you get promoted again and the cycle goes on and on until you reach a point where you stop doing well and you’re left in that stagnant position.
The Peter Principle explores this very relationship between doing well and subsequently getting promoted. But what if the cycle continues and the employee reaches a point where there is no scope for improvement?