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A research/evidence-based competency model for collaborative problem-solving

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Keywords: problem-solving, collaborative problem-solving, competency, competency model, competency framework

A number of reports and studies have shown that one of the key critical skills that will be in increasing demand is that of collaborative problem-solving. Reports by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), the World Bank, and a variety of other studies have highlighted the development of collaborative problem-solving skills as an urgent need for organisations. Indeed, a number of governments have included collaborative problem-solving as a priority development area within their educational curricula, at all levels.

A new (2019) study looking at the underpinning competencies for collaborative problem solving has found that there are three primary facets to collaborative problem-solving and eight validated competencies.

This research briefing is essential reading for anyone engaged in competency development, learning and development/talent/management development and organisational development.

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