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last updated 10/6/2016
The Myth of Meritocracy
It’s not the whole story and these factors are less overwhelming after achieving middle management. However,
Often promotion/success depends on:
1. How much supervisors see promotables as "like themselves" – i.e. identification. This has advantages for the superior.
2. positive relationships, esp. with superiors. This is often linked to "perceived" competence (see the 3 parts of a competent image).
(1) It can be seen and
(2) It is recognized as representative of skills needed at the higher level (not your own level).
Discussion item for Tuesday: