In the many years I have been teaching accountability in organizations there is one organizational structure that has the potential to allow a level of nimble, productive, energized work but seems to infuriate employees and obfuscate the power of personal accountability instead.
Yes, in some cases, the money has been paid back to taxpayers; restored to the public coffers. But that isn’t the end.
If a culture of rescuing, fixing and saving poor performance exists in an organization, imagine the outcome of that.
OK folks I am getting out of the training business and the “training” market space. Actually, I was never in it.
Do you want me to comply or to be accountable? Is compliance or being compliant the same thing as accountability?
In yesterday’s blog I introduced the idea of personal accountability going viral in society. Until there is a mass hallucination to this effect, that is, a tipping point number of us imagining and then living personal accountability, I will concede it is not very likely to happen.
Policies become “suggestions,” exceptions become the norm, leaders discourage or even punish a push for normal scrutiny because it may force them to face their own failure to lead with integrity.
I am intrigued by the idea of a thermometer that shows an increasing level of personal accountability in a group of people as they work together.
I liked Mark Bittman’s “A Food Manifesto for the Future” in today’s New York Times Opinionator so much, I altered his title a bit, request that you read his opinion and then make up your own mind.
Would you like to set yourself apart in this competitive job market? Be accountable. I understand the “I’ll take anything (read job)” attitude, but once you are in your job, if it wasn’t really what you wanted, the employer suffers, and so do you.
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If you are in a situation in which everyone finds they must wear many hats, it is really tough to build a team. The hallmark of a real team is Role Clarity.