Competencies on Mesh are the traits or attributes that your top performers consistently demonstrate in their day-to-day work. And with Mesh, admins have the option to build multiple competency frameworks customized not just on an organization-wide basis but also specific to functions as well as roles.
Go to Me >> Settings >> Platform >> Competencies to locate the competency settings.
Once on the competencies page, go to the bottom of the page and click on the settings button. Here you need to first specify whom do you wish to define the competencies for among the 3 available options and then hit save at the bottom to then configure the settings for the chosen option.
Let's look at the options in detail.
Organisation-wide competencies lets you define competencies that are common to the entire organisation without any function or role specific segmentation. Creating an organisation-wide competency means,
- Clicking on the "Add Competency" button at the top right corner.
- Defining the name of the competency.
- Adding a relevant hashtag for it which people can use while sharing feedback.
- Detailing the description of the competency.
Below is how the configuration for this looks like.
Specific to function
Creating competencies specific to the different functions in your organization only requires outlining all the functions for which the given competency will be applicable, as an additional step from the above organization-wide competency creation.
However, to add functions, you must have already specified the relevant functions of your organization on the Mesh platform.
Specific to both function and role
The appearance of the dashboard changes slightly when it comes to viewing competencies for both functions and roles as well as while creating one for it.
You start with picking a function which then automatically populates all the different roles (that must have already been fed into the system) under the said competency. Next, you're required to name the competency, add a hashtag and then go on to describe (using either paragraphs or bullets) what this competency means for the different roles.
A good flexibility you get while creating competencies for function and role is that adding a competency to any role within a function doesn't mean it to be active. Unless you enable the said competency for a particular role, it won't be factored in towards the development of employees within the said role.