"The Dreyfus Model Experiment" in a blog from Cory Foy http://blog.coryfoy.com/2006/03/the-dreyfus-model-experiment/
As per the blog, the Dreyfus Model, it is a model of skills acquisition that describes how people progress in their knowledge. There are five levels to the model, summarized as:
- Novice – Needs to be told exactly what to do. Very little context to base decisions off of.
- Advanced beginner – Has more context for decisions, but still needs rigid guidelines to follow.
- Competent – Begins to question the reasoning behind the tasks, and can see longer term consequences.
- Proficient – Still relies on rules, but able to seperate what is most important.
- Expert – Works mainly on intuition, except in circumstances where problems occur
In the environment and work culture where I work, I need to be aware when I am talking to a senior or junior and some times I have only 2 fixed ways. one for seniors and one for juniors. The dreyfus model gives me more flexibility. I will definitely implement this model and check the results.
Feel free to experiment if you too find it interesting and share.