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The Road To Accountability And Its Advantages

The Road To Accountability And Its Advantages

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Accountability is a buzzword that has been around for time immemorial.

Today, with the pandemic and economy’s downward trend, the accountability buzzword gets rolled out more often. You might have heard it, especially during tough times when you hear of climate change, federal politics, and more.

Have you ever wondered what accountability actually means and what its advantages are? Well, you’ll know it as you read this blog. Plus, you’ll also know a gist of how to achieve accountability in your organization. So, read on.

What's Accountability

Etymologically, accountability comes from the Latin word, ‘computare,’ which means to count. This literally translated to counting the property and money a person had been given. This made accountability focus on financial and budgetary aspects. However, nowadays, accountability has a new meaning.

Accountability is ensuring you do the things you say you will do and ensuring your team does it too. It is all about opportunities.

 Unfortunately, accountability is often associated with consequences and punishment. However, it is an important element of a business.

Advantages of Accountability

Now you know what accountability is. The advantages of accountability are multi-fold.

When you give your best at work each day by taking ownership of your actions and being accountable, you get the best results.

This is because accountability ensures the following:

  • It ensures that there is no blame game
  • There is ongoing mutual support amongst the accountability coach, team members, and you.
  • Accountability helps you achieve the impossible dreams
  • It builds self-discipline
  • When you’re accountable, you get more opportunities that help you prosper in your career
  • Accountability helps you increase your activity and creates the hustle
  • It helps you take responsibility for your actions.
  • Accountability can be your superpower if you use it right
  • It creates a healthy work culture where everyone honors their word
  • Accountability can create a work culture of learning and problem-solving
  • It can improve work quality and ensure a healthy environment
  • It fosters better communication
  • You get to create a trustworthy and productive work environment when you have accountability.

Majorly, accountability is advantageous to an organization because it creates a sense of ownership, responsibility, and action.

Further, it helps develop the solution finding nature of people instead of playing the blame game. Moreover, it makes you think about whether you’ve met your obligations, goals, commitments, and promises to yourself and others.

For instance, suppose you and your team are responsible for writing a rule book for your company. Ensure you hold yourselves accountable for it. This means you ensure you take complete ownership of the title, the contents, errors, positives, and more. You meet your goal of writing the rule book and making any amendments as required.

When you are accountable, you get more opportunities to prove your mettle. You’ll ensure you complete all tasks handed to you to the best of your ability actively and timely. You’ll be able to fulfill all your dreams, desires, and goals when you make accountability a priority.

The Road to Accountability

Now you know the advantages of accountability too. You might wonder what the road to accountability is, isn’t it?

Since we’ve established that accountability is ensuring you do what you say you’ll do and making your team do the same, let’s understand the road to achieving it.

You might want to know of a study The American Society of Training and development did in 2010. This study was dedicated to developing a talented organization. It has tips and processes for achieving accountability in the workplace. Plus, this study gives you the probability percentage of achieving a goal, task, commitment, or promise.

The road to accountability shows that there’s a probability of achieving your goal if you do the following. You get to know how probable you are of achieving your goal if you do the following:

  • If you have a true idea or goal- you have a 10% probability of achieving it
  • If you consciously decide to act on your goal- you have a 25% chance of achieving your goal
  • If you set a timeline for your goal- there’s a 40% chance of achieving your goal
  • If you create a plan to achieve your goal- there’s a 50% probability of achieving it
  • If you share and commit your goal to someone- there’s a 60% chance of achieving it
  • If you have an accountability appointment to someone- you have a 95% chance of achieving your goal

You’ll notice that accountability is the game-changer for achieving your goals. You’ll be able to dig your weaknesses and step out of your comfort zone and achieve your goals. So, create a goal, decide to act on it, develop plans, share it, be accountable, and you have a 95% chance of achieving your goal.

Endnotes

Tickthoseboxes will help you get on the path of achieving accountability and ensure your goals are met successfully. Plus, as you go through the steps of achieving your goals, you’ll have a rush of dopamine and happiness at the sense of accomplishment.  It will only make you act more and grab more opportunities.

So, get set on the road to accountability and reap its benefits!

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

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

Darren works together 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:

  • Read The Accountability Advantage – Play Your Best Game book for Darren’s most recent insights into accountability.
  • Enroll into Darren’s online (DIY) program: Accountability Made Easy.
  • Hire Darren to be your private Accountability Coach via one of his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions are conducted via Zoom video calls or face-to-face meetings (subject to Darren’s travel policy and COVID restrictions).
  • For teams of 3 – 7 people, Darren offers Group Accountability Programs, ideal for networking groups and alumni organisations.
  • My Team Accountability Program is a powerful tool for sales teams, project teams, virtual teams and operational teams.
    Both Group and Team Accountability Programs are a shared learning environment where you’ll learn from others and shared from their experiences. We can work with your team members one-on-one, in pairs, or in a configuration that suits your needs best.
  • Darren can be a Speaker at your next event, workshop, or conference. Whether it’s done face-to-face or virtually, it’s a genuinely engaging experience.

Who can The Accountability Guy® help?

  • Do you work hard, but still not achieve your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need directions on how to get your business to the next level?
  • Are you a high-performing, successful individual or team that would like to ‘juggle more balls in the air’?

How accountable are you? Take the 5-minute quiz to find out!

Accountability is the superpower you must learn to harness:

Hope will fix your situation, as doing nothing makes things worse. We need to take action now, or tomorrow’s results will be the same as today.

Implementation and execution are key:

We’ll make sure you follow the plan and meet your deadlines. This is true accountability. Together, we’ll meet your commitments, goals, and promises you’ve made to yourself and others.

Don’t let people down anymore – especially those important to you!

-----------------------------------------
How likely are you to achieve your goals, promises, obligations, and commitments on your own?

Darren will support you to become truly accountable!

How accountable are you? Take the 5-minute quiz to find out!

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 entails being an Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works together with high-performing teams and individuals to help get results, achieve your wildest dreams, and smash your goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world, and in 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.

How accountable are you? Take the 5 -minute quiz to find out!

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

  • Read The Accountability Advantage – Play Your Best Game book for Darren’s most recent insights into accountability.
  • Enroll into Darren’s online (DIY) program: Accountability Made Easy.
  • Hire Darren to be your private Accountability Coach via one of his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions are conducted via Zoom video calls or face-to-face meetings (subject to Darren’s travel policy and COVID restrictions).
  • For teams of 3 – 7 people, Darren offers Group Accountability Programs, ideal for networking groups and alumni organisations.
  • My Team Accountability Program is a powerful tool for sales teams, project teams, virtual teams and operational teams.
    Both Group and Team Accountability Programs are a shared learning environment where you’ll learn from others and shared from their experiences. We can work with your team members one-on-one, in pairs, or in a configuration that suits your needs best.
  • Darren can be a Speaker at your next event, workshop, or conference. Whether it’s done face-to-face or virtually, it’s a genuinely engaging experience.

Who can The Accountability Guy® help?

  • Do you work hard, but still not achieve your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need directions on how to get your business to the next level?
  • Are you a high-performing, successful individual or team that would like to ‘juggle more balls in the air’?

Accountability is the superpower you must learn to harness:

Hope will not fix your situation, as doing nothing makes things worse. We need to take action now or tomorrow’s results will be the same as today.

Implementation and execution are key:

We’ll make sure you follow the plan and meet your deadlines. This is true accountability. Together we’ll meet your commitments, goals, and promises you’ve made to yourself and others.

Don’t let people down anymore – especially those important to you!

-----------------------------------------
How likely are you to achieve your goals, promises, obligations, and commitments on your own?

Darren will support you to become truly accountable!

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