April 27th, 2018 |
Accountability in the workplace is not restrictive; it’s freeing. When every member of an organization — from the top-level executives to the summer intern — has clarity about their role, expectations and goals, it creates an environment where trust and confidence bloom and employees thrive. Are you getting the results you want?
Is your team hitting a rough patch or experiencing growing pains? Perhaps it’s time to approach the subject of accountability with yourself and your team. How do you know you need an accountability speaker? Let’s take a look at what must exist to have accountability in your organization.
These seven characteristics — or Seven Pillars of Accountability — create accountability in the workplace. While accountability must begin at the top of an organization, you must acquire the buy-in from every member of the organization to have success. Accountability doesn’t work if only half of your team commits. Shortfalls in any of these areas are symptoms that your organization lacks accountability:
These seven characteristics form the acronym C.U.L.T.U.R.E. Always remember that the culture of your organization is a significant predictor of your future performance. How is your organization doing in these seven areas? How are you doing? Is every member of your team, from the executives down on the same page as far as mission and values? If any of these seven pillars is lacking, accountability is an uphill battle.
To dive even deeper into the topic of accountability, I invite you to purchase a copy of my bestselling book, “Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture.”
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