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Standard competency based interview questions: motivation competencies - ambiguity 05/10/2009

Tolerance of Ambiguity - the ability to operate effectively in situations characterised by uncertainty of events and/or responsibilities.

Standard competency based interview questions: motivation competencies - ambiguity

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  1. Question 1
  2. Question 2
  3. Question 3
  4. Question 4
  5. Question 5

Question 1

Tell me about a time at work when you found that things were not arranged as you had expected or been led to suppose? What did you do? How did you feel? How effective was your behaviour?

Question 2

Have you ever worked in a job or on a project where it seemed to be “all chiefs and no Indians”? What did you do to produce Results?

Question 3

Can you think of a time at work where lines of communication or control were not clear?

Question 4

Tell me about a time when you found yourself in a confused or muddled situation at work. What did you do to stay effective?

Question 5

Can you tell me about a time when you were able to make a lack of clear guidelines work to your advantage?

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