Definition of Peter Principle
: an observation: in a hierarchy employees tend to rise to the level of their incompetence
Origin and Etymology of peter principle
Laurence J. Peter †1990 American (Canadian-born) educator
First Known Use: 1967See Words from the same year
Learn More about peter principle
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Peter Principle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).