I think we can start to overcome the Peter Principle by having a clearer definition of the job of management, something different from doing the work or telling others how to do it. This description can serve as both a criteria for promotion and a growth path for current managers.
Is management doomed to be incompetent? The Peter Principle is the idea that people get promoted until they hit the level where they’re no longer
competent enough to get promoted again. In this episode, Richard and Peter discuss what this means, whether it’s always true, and how management can escape the Peter Principle.
Read more about the Humanizing Work 3 Jobs of Management model.