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Accountability is the key to driving a high-performance culture

By Darren Finkelstein
By Darren Finkelstein

The Accountability Guy®

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You are learning about accountability with me. You understand how important accountability is for the success of any organization. You have also understood how we can implement the practises properly at work. How can we encourage our employees and leadership to practise accountability at work? Now, we will be looking at how it can be the key to driving a high-performance culture which is equally important as how it can actually change everything at work. But before that, let us understand what changes it can bring in at work.

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Accountability works

Accountability builds a strong sense of responsibility amongst the individuals and also the teams, to make sure that they are moving in the right direction towards the targeted goal for the organization. Along with that, it will train them to think ahead of time and prepare them for any worst-case scenarios that may arise. When the employees are well prepared and are proactive, then they are ready with more solutions to generate more profitable outcomes for the organizations. When teams work more respectfully with one another, they build better understanding and trust. Leading them to work in perfect harmony with each other. When the team members trust and respect each other, then they are able to deliver better performances for the organization. Now let us understand how it can be the driving force behind a high-performance culture.

The key to driving a high-performance culture

It will be proven as the most powerful tool to generate the highest performing team and culture in the organisation as a long-term vision adopted by the organization. It will help you and your organisation to maintain, motivate, and manage your team and leadership to perform better. We will now discuss the seven pillars that can be a crucial part of accountability.

1. Character

When we talk about building character, we are talking about building good character at work. A character who not only represents the individual but also the organisation they represent. A refined outlook that will show them as responsible people to perform their duties carefully while also focusing on the goals, whether they’re for individual or team goals.

2. Unity

When working in a team, it is important that one understands that they are supposed to work together while respecting and trusting each other. They build a culture where they learn to support each other instead of blaming each other. Helping each other to resolve the issues working together towards the goals.

3. Continuous Learning

When a positive continuous feedback culture is implemented in the organization, it allows individuals and teams to learn from their past mistakes. Giving them a chance to perform more effectively.

4. Tracking

Having an appraisal and monitoring system in place will allow the leadership and organisation to track performance much more effectively. That way, they will be able to give more positive feedback to their workforce as well.

5. Urgency

When the team members are more proactive and are prepared for the forthcoming issues, then they will understand the concept of urgency and they will be able to perform even more efficiently. Providing high results.

6. Reputation

As they build a strong character and they represent the same in front of everyone, as they are representing the organization that they are working for, they build a strong reputation in front of everyone. Especially in front of the clients, as they will build a good reputation for the organisation and will be persuaded to do more business with you.

7. Evolution

Change is the only constant, and it is essential for a brighter future. The workforce will be more adaptable towards the changes, and they will keep evolving over a period of time. It is important that everyone learns to accept their mistakes and then learn from them. Then later, make the necessary changes so that they do not repeat those mistakes again.

Final Thoughts

Accountability is the strongest tool that can help any organisation survive and grow into a bigger and more successful one. With the help of adapting these pillars as the long-term vision or goals for the company, organisations can help their workforce to perform better. They can actually assist teams in developing a better understanding and then performing more effectively once they learn to: be a better performer; build an honest and respectful environment; build a strong feedback culture; monitor progress; understand the concept of being responsible and how to accept positive feedback; learn from their mistakes; and create an open communication culture. Delivering more fruitful results to the organization. Therefore, these seven pillars, when used as a long-term vision, can give them a better outlook and make them more adaptable towards the continuous change process, and then they will perform better. Adopt practices of accountability and give your organization a chance of a better and brighter future.