The Easy-360 Competency Model: Personal Domain

The Personal Domain of the Easy-360 Competency Model includes factors describing many characteristics and behaviors that are part of an individual’s approach to work. These factors combine with factors in the Social Domain to describe the “core competencies” necessary for effective job performance. Definitions are given below.

Conscientiousness – consistently striving to achieve goals through commitment to tasks, conformity to organizational practices, and flexibility in style or approach.

Continuous Development – a commitment to improve one’s technical and personal growth as circumstances change in the organization.

Decision Making – selecting a course of action after considering information, weighing its relevance, and considering consequences for a variety of options.

Emotional Stability – handling emotions, tolerating stress, and acting with confidence in order to function under pressure and avoid conflict is an important personal factor.

Ethical Standards – personal accountability and moral conviction to act in an honest and trustworthy manner.

Initiative –  identifying opportunities and issues, and proactively taking action to address situations.

Thinking – understanding situations through analysis of interrelated components and organizational goals, critically weighing options, and exploring innovative possibilities.

There are between 4 and 9 indicators for each factor included in the Easy-360 survey of the Personal Domain. The indicators of personal factors provide feedback about how reviewers perceive the recipient’s performance on the characteristics and behaviors identified in our competency model. The indicators in Easy-360 do not measure concrete performance requirements. Instead, results of various indicators are intended to help the recipient focus on their strengths and make plans for continuing growth.

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