Definition: [ɪnˈkɑːmpɪtəns] is a complete or partial lack of relevance due to a lack of solid knowledge and skills in the required field. According to the Danning-Kruger effect, incompetent people tend to overestimate their own capabilities and underestimate the proficiencies of subordinates. With respect to career growth, the so-called Peter's Principle was put forward on the basis of this concept, which states that in the hierarchical system each employee rises to the level of own incompetence. A person gets stuck here until resignation or retirement. Peter's system has repeatedly been criticized, but it has quite a few followers.
Incompetence in a Sentences:
An incompetent employee is unlikely to be able to work in the new department at the proper level.
An incompetent leader is associated with an economic catastrophe of local scales.
Synonyms and related words: inability, ineptitude, inexperience