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Assessment of personal and professional potential of representatives of administrative elite of the Russian Federation regions

On October 8 Dmitry Podolskiy, PhD, Associate Professor of Organization Theory, of the Department of Public Policy (Faculty of Social Sciences, HSE) took part in the «Culture matters» research seminar with the report on "Assessment of personal and professional potential of representatives of administrative elite of Russian Federation regions".

During the seminar the speaker presented preliminary results from the ongoing research associated with the problem of the formation of administrative personnel reserve.

To what extent are managerial elites of the regions ready for a change? What indicators will predict the security of regions required to implement changes to the human potential? What approaches will allow us to evaluate the actual potential of the representatives of the managerial elites of Russian regions? These and other questions were raised by the speaker in his presentation. Among others there was the problem of inadequate diagnostic tools to assess the competence of managers, as well as managers’ unwillingness to participate in the procedures related to any rating.

According to the results of interviews with officials to identify the most appropriate competencies, the possessors of qualities can be described as "associates", "professionals", "loyals". Also the main strategic ideas of life were identified.The most common ones are "Stability", "Self-development and career", "Family".

In addition, using the method of Sh. Schwartz, value profiles for senior managers and middle managers (N = 200) were developed. For senior managers it is expressed by positive Power, negative Stimulation and Conformity, for middle managers ― positive Achievement, Security, Benevolence and negative Stimulation.

The report aroused an active discussion; questions were raised about regional specificity of the results, in particular the situation in the North Caucasus. The laboratory staff gave advice on methodological part of the study, and identified potentially interesting directions of development and further steps in the study of the diagnosis of a personnel reserve.