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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2019, 2(2); doi: 10.25236/FER.033003.

How to avoid the phenomenon of "Peter Principle" in the promotion of personnel in academies?


Hu Huiqing

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Hu Huiqing

Logistics University of PAP,  Tianjin, China


The "Peter Principle" argues that in a hierarchical organization, every employee tends to be promoted to a level he or she is not competent[1]. This situation also exists in the promotion of personnel in academies, which has the reasons of personal cognition, the reasons for the administrative administration of internal management and the characteristics of hierarchical organization. Beyond the "Peter Principle", we need to strengthen educational guidance, improve the institutional mechanism, change the hierarchical structure, improve the incentive system, so as to achieve the goal of discovering able people ,putting them at suitable posts and making the best of their talents.


Peter Principle; hierarchical organization; personnel promotion

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Hu Huiqing, How to avoid the phenomenon of "Peter Principle" in the promotion of personnel in academies? (2019), Vol. 2 Issue 2: 23-26. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.033003.


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