HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
The paper, in the field of organizational theory, deals with critical needs of organizations to cope with external stress and changes. The concept of competence is analyzed into components--adaptability, reality-testing, identity, and integration. Each of these components is discussed. Data are presented from a project which had the objective of determining the contribution of each of the components of competence, and of competence as a whole, to organizational effectiveness.
Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, held at Miami, Fla., on Apr 1971.