First of all, how do we define accountability?
Boundless.com states, “Being accountable simply means being responsible for decisions made, actions taken, and assignments completed.
Source: Boundless. “The Importance of Accountability.” Boundless Management. Boundless, 26 May. 2016. Retrieved 07 Jun. 2016 from https://www.boundless.com/management/textbooks/boundless-management-textbook/introduction-to-management-1/core-requirements-of-successful-managers-19/the-importance-of-accountability-123-7081/
Accountability is a key part of organizational culture today in the workplace.
According to Talent Culture, “The Workplace Accountability Study recently revealed that 82% of respondents have no ability to hold others accountable, but 91% of people rank accountability as one of the top development needs they’d like to see at their organization.” http://www.talentculture.com/why-accountability-in-the-workplace-matters/)
Gallup has found that engagement levels have remained relatively static since the early 2000s and that 70% of engagement variance is due to the manager. (http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/182321/employees-lot-managers.aspx)
As I've been asking throughout the last week, what is the state of accountability in your organization right now? What focus do you want to take around it?
Have a great weekend,
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