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.
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.
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.
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.
The short answer to “how can I hold someone accountable that I have no
authority over?” is – you can’t.