Accountability is a trait that develops in slowly. But for the employees to adapt to accountable behaviour, the management practices what they preach and must plan training sessions for their employees. If the leadership sets its example and trains simultaneously, employees learn to follow in their footsteps. Although accountability is not a top-to-bottom approach, the administration plays an important role, as they are the role models for the employees. They are the reason behind grooming the future leadership and culture in the organization. Therefore, if the administration sets an excellent culture of accountability in the organization, the same will be followed across the company at every level. But today, in our blog, let’s look at the changes the accountable employees would demonstrate at work compared to non-accountable employees.
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Compared to the employees who are not accountable, there would be a lack of commitment. To begin with, there would be no urgency to complete the task, and obviously, they will need to prepare to take ownership of the decisions and tasks they have failed. The team would need more sense of working together, and there would be a need for more trust and respect in the group and organization. Managers would be unable to trust their employees, and employees would not think of their leaders as role models. The employees would not accept the feedback positively and would only stay in the organization for a short time and wait for growth. Overall, such an organization’s work and performance would suffer a lot.
Accountable employees take ownership of their work and are responsible for their actions and results. Liable employees are proactive, adaptable, collaborative, and take pride in their work. They are committed to their and the organization’s goals and work hard to achieve them. These behaviours contribute to a positive work environment, foster trust among colleagues and managers, and lead to the organization’s success. There is a bond of healthy relationships at work, whether employee to employee, employee to the leader, or vice versa. The future managers are groomed better and become even better managers for prospective employees. The company benefits from accountable employees compared to those who are not. A responsible, competent, and loyal employee is the best-fit employee for any organization. Imagine if you get such a talent pool in your organization; the performance and employee satisfaction rate will be extremely high. Your employees would help build accountable, transparent, open-door policy and self-disciplined organizational behaviour and culture.