Managerial Competencies and Demographic Characteristics: A Study on Middle-level Disaster Management professionals of Delhi.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 2427-2446
AbstractPurpose- The purpose of the research is to explore relationship between managerial competencies and demographic characteristics of professionals at mid-managerial level in Disaster Management sector in Delhi.
Design/Methodology/approach- To address the primary aim, a questionnaire is constructed based on the review of literature, appreciative inquiry, and focus group discussions. The sample size of the respondents is 52. For this study, simple random sampling was adopted. The research design includes exploration of the competencies required by the Disaster Management professionals followed by a descriptive research design for designing the characteristics of all the identified variables. Data from the questionnaires were coded and entered accordingly into the SPSS statistical software.
Findings- The results revealed that there exists a significant difference in the competencies of the Disaster Management Professionals in relation to demographic variables working at mid-managerial level in Delhi.
Research limitations/implications- The study was conducted with a small sample size with the respondents based in Delhi only that also on a few important managerial competencies.
Practical implications- The present empirical study should help focus on the competency models for selection, training, and performance management of the disaster management professionals in Delhi.
Originality /value- The study is the first of its type to the author’s knowledge exploring about relationship between demographics and competencies possessed by the mid managerial level disaster management professionals in Delhi.
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