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View Poll Results: What is more relevant Cometency or Skill?
Competency 30 73.17%
Skill 11 26.83%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

iyershankarkrishnan Started The Discussion:

What is more important? Competency or Skill?

padmapilla - Contributing Member
Without an efficiency of competencies, utilizing your skills are doubtful. Skills can’t be used when there is no competency at times. take care&cheers

M.R.S.Sastry - Contributing Member
Dear friend,
1. let us see the dictionary meaning for competence. It will make clear all your doubts. competent means 1. adequately qualified or capable, 2. effective, 3. competently.

2. It obviously means knowledge necessary to do the job, skill required to carry out the job and a positive attitude.

3. A doctor or lawyer might be having a degree but lacking in communication skills required in court/with patient or even if he has both knowledge and skill he may not be willing to practice as lawyer or doctor. Hence he becomes ineffective.

I hope this much explanation is enough.

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iyershankarkrishnan - Contributing Member
Dear All,

The dictionary definitions of skill and competency are as follows:

Skill: an ability to do an activity or job well, especially because you have practised it

Competency: an important skill that is needed to do a job.

However competency goes further from just not being a necessity to do a job but to excel in that job. Its more related to bringing success in a job.

sethuswami - 
dear all, I am accepting Sastry point of view. there is slight difference between these word practical usage

I agree with Mr.Sastry. To attain competency one sould have the attitude first. Then acquire knowledge in the field selected. Practice what is learned. Check the result. Based on the result acquire more knowledge; apply the knowledge and work. This way the competency is gained.

pkgowda - 
Competency is nothing but accurate usage of skills in a related domain or right situation or in simple using right skiils @ right ratio @ right situation @ right proportion. Cheers Pallavi

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