Everybody knows the Peter Principle, right? It goes something like, “in an organization, a person will tend to rise to their level of maximum incompetence.”
Well, researchers from the Universita de Catiana have shown this to be the case in an agent-based system, leading to large reductions in efficiency.
Any potential solutions? Yes, indeed. The same researchers analyzed a system based on random promotions and one based on alternating competent and incompetent individuals in promotion opportunities. Both of these methods either raised efficiency or at least did not increase
it. the inefficiency.
I’ll have to drag this out at my performance review in case it goes badly.