The Impact of accountability

  1. February 21st, 2012  | 

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Staples Canada is spending big bucks to manage employee accountability.

The small and mid-sized companies that I work with drive accountability through peer-to-peer relationships – not by spending an arm and a leg on big-ticket technology programs.
Peer-to-peer accountability starts with engaged employees who 1) know what’s expected of them, 2) are empowered to make decisions and 3) supports a peer who’s struggling.

Engaged employees – those that are committed to your mission, vision and values – will help you drive your performance. And your profits.

Consider this statistic. A Gallup study found that earnings per share grew 2.6 times more among those companies with top-quartile employee engagement levels than among those companies with below-average engagement levels.

Here’s a scary statistic. Another Gallup study – announced over the past Labor Day weekend – estimates the “cost of U.S. disengagement at a staggering $300 billion annually.”

What is lack of accountability costing you?

Unhappy customers? Lower profits? Credibility for not addressing under-performance?

Consider my 1-day accountability workshop March 30 in Dallas that’s loaded with exercises, tools and tips for delivering driving accountability in your organization.

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises some of the world’s most admired companies and leaders, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 250 strategic planning sessions, he’s delivered more than 600 keynotes and workshops on every continent except Antarctica, and he coaches leaders who are inspired to take their career to the next level. His fourth leadership book— Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture (McGraw-Hill) —is a Soundview Executive Best Business Book.

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