‘In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to their level of incompetence’.
It was in the late 1960s that Laurence J. Peter introduced us to the Peter Principle in his book ‘The Peter Principle: Why things always go wrong’. His view - people are promoted based on performance in their current role. They eventually rise to a point where they are hopelessly out of their depth.
What “something” are our communities missing which would draw people of all ages together and create a societal shift towards civic mindfulness, wellness and productivity?
In October 2017, The Age of No Retirement set about trying to answer this question. With funding from Innovate UK, and in collaboration with a range of partners including Peabody Trust, we conducted a 6-month design-led project in the London borough of Islington.