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How to improve accountability at work?

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Accountability is an obligation you’ve follow through with when you join a team. It’s basically your willingness to being honest, cooperative and be responsible for timely delivery of your part. There are certain factors that you need to keep in mind to be an accountable employee. 

Today I will teach you how are the BEST ways to be accountable at work and be an efficient worker. These tips will certainly turn you into a crucial asset for any company. That’s a promise by your very own accountability coach.

Create a Plan

You can’t be accountable if you don’t have a plan.

Coming up with a smart and strategic plan shows that you’ve thought about the job and are serious about it. A plan keeps you honest and accountable to your own commitments.

Not only that, but planning is at the root of every success. We are where we are today because of detail oriented planning. Here’s what a plan of an accountable worker includes:

  • Setting goals and ensuring you understand their importance clearly
  • Setting start and end dates
  • Breaking down big projects into smaller manageable tasks
  • Identifying steps for delivering on time
  • Having your team do the same

Prioritse

Some things are more important than others. They say, it isn’t always the hard worker that completes the work first. Most of the time, an employee that works smart is the one that delivers first. That’s why you should always work smart rather than grinding your gears by working hard for something that can be solved better using your intellectual skills. Putting it shortly,

  • Collect and list all your tasks.
  • Point out the most important tasks of the bunch.
  • Assess their priority level based on urgency.
  • Order them according to difficulty level.
  • Adapt to jobs you are inexperienced at and be flexible enough to learn.
  • Know when to quit and ask for help.

Apply my 5 x D’s of getting things done.

Here’s five actions you can do immediately to make a difference:
  • Do
        • Put your maximum effort into getting it done.
  • Delay
        • Delay something you can’t do until you learn how to do it.
  • Delegate
        • Have someone else do something you can’t do, in your stead.
  • Delete
        • Focus on another task.
  • Call me
I’ll be your accountability partner. – We will work together and I’ll hold you to account to ensure you “do what you say you’re a going to do, when you say you will do it”.

Partner Up

Ask someone to be your partner. I am serious. No successful person has achieved success without another mind at his side. Two minds are very useful when it comes to high quality decision making.

Take the example of the world’s former richest person: Bill Gates. He founded Microsoft in partnership with his childhood friend: Paul Allen. They ended up creating one of the most successful software companies in the world.

You need another person by your side. The reason is, people feel temptations more times than they think of. Only a sincere partner can pull you out of those in the nick of time.

Without a partner, I have seen many people rise, and then immediately fall back down, even lower than from where they started. All this because they gave in to temptations.

Don’t choose a friend; fiends are not going to call you out and they are not going to have the hard conversations with you, and give you the kick in the pants when you need it. Choose a person, ideally another business person who’s walked the talk, someone you trust.

Meet with your accountability partner regularly; say weekly, fortnightly or even monthly so they can follow up on your progress to ensure you do the things you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do them. They will provide you with support, encouragement, and even a shoulder to lean on when you need it, and they can celebrate your success with you.

A study* in the USA was undertaken and found out that the probability of completing a goal is:

    • 10% – If you have an actual idea or goal.
    • 25% – If you consciously decide you will do it.
    • 40% – If you decide when you will do it.
    • 50% – If you plan how you will do it.
    • 65% – If you commit to someone you will do it.
  • 95% – If you have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed to.

After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone?

Conclusion

To be accountable at work, you must plan your actions with complete attention. Prioritise important tasks first, do hard jobs later. And at the end of the day, for continued growth, you must choose a partner (buddy) to keep you away from temptations and hold you to account. Accountability increases opportunity and opportunity is where you make money.

However, if you still can’t think of someone, I’m always here to save the day.
Just dial me up (+61 418-379 369) and I will prioritise your business growth over everything else and I’ll be your accountability buddy.

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This involves being an International Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing teams and individuals across Australia/NZ, UK, USA, Europe and Asia to help get results, achieve their wildest dreams, and smash goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world and small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation across the globe, and are based on actions and results:

  • Get clarity - know what to do first
  • Get started - know what to do next
  • Get Sh!t Done - know what to do more of

How can The Accountability Guy® help you?

Whenever you and/or your team are ready, here are four ways to become more accountable...


    1. Take "The Accountability Scorecard"

    How accountable are you? Discover your accountability score and increase the probability of smashing your goals and Getting Sh!t Done!. Take the quiz

    2. Read my new book
    "The Accountability Advantage - Play Your Best Game"

    Eliminate procrastination and overwhelm, and start playing your best game. Buy a copy

    3. Study my online course "Accountability Made Easy"

    For high-performing goal-kickers who want to achieve even more success in work and in life. Enrol now and become accountable in a matter of hours. Enrol now

    4. Book a complimentary 1-on-1 coaching "Unboxing Session"

    Start delivering on your promises and get your team to do the same. Book here.

For more information on all my coaching programs, click here.


Are you a high-performing entrepreneur who wants to achieve more?

Mastering accountability is your superpower!

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Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This involves being an International Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing teams and individuals across Australia/NZ, UK, USA, Europe and Asia to help get results, achieve their wildest dreams, and smash goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world and small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation across the globe, and are based on actions and results:

  • Get clarity - know what to do first
  • Get started - know what to do next
  • Get Sh!t Done - know what to do more of

How can The Accountability Guy® help you?

Whenever you and/or your team are ready, here are four ways to become more accountable...


    1. Take "The Accountability Scorecard"

    How accountable are you? Discover your accountability score and increase the probability of smashing your goals and Getting Sh!t Done!. Take the quiz

    2. Read my new book
    "The Accountability Advantage - Play Your Best Game"

    Eliminate procrastination and overwhelm, and start playing your best game. Buy a copy

    3. Study my online course "Accountability Made Easy"

    For high-performing goal-kickers who want to achieve even more success in work and in life. Enrol now and become accountable in a matter of hours. Enrol now

    4. Book a complimentary 1-on-1 coaching "Unboxing Session"

    Start delivering on your promises and get your team to do the same. Book here.

For more information on all my coaching programs, click here.


Are you a high-performing entrepreneur who wants to achieve more?

Mastering accountability is your superpower!

Categories