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What Does Accountability Mean In Workplace?

What Does Accountability Mean In Workplace?

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Accountability in the workplace is crucial for the smooth functioning of the company. It prevents blame games and ensures people know what is expected from them. Accountability in the workplace is the willingness to accept the consequences and rewards for results.

Are you stuck regarding what accountability is in the workplace? Fret not; this blog will help you understand what accountability in the workplace is. Plus, you’ll know what wonders accountability in the workplace can do for your team and company.

So, read on to know everything about accountability in the workplace and include it in your work culture to boost performance.

What is Accountability?

Accountability means an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility for your and your team’s actions. It is the willingness to accept the consequences and rewards for your results. If you are accountable, it means you are answerable, and your team and your supervisor can question you and expect relevant answers.

Accountability is result-oriented and is assigned to a single person. This person is often the leader or the project manager who needs to brief their team and are responsible for their and their team’s results.

Examples of Accountability in The Workplace

It might help you to understand accountability in the workplace with a few examples:

  • You and your team are present for the entire shift
  • You and your team completing the assigned tasks wholeheartedly and enthusiastically
  • Contributing new ideas, as a leader
  • Your team being responsible for their tasks and willing to accept the consequences of not fulfilling their responsibilities
  • You and your team working together to achieve a common goal enthusiastically and willingly accepting the responsibility
  • You being willing to take risks and owning the results irrespective of it being favorable or unfavorable

How does accountability in the workplace help?

Now that you know what accountability at the workplace is, you might wonder why it is important. Here are the reasons why accountability in the workplace is important:

Accelerates Performance

Accountability in the workplace accelerates performance. When your team knows that you are accountable and you’ll guide them properly, they will work twice as hard and communicate with you.

Also, if you are accountable, you automatically become responsible and ensure you perform your tasks to the best of your ability.

Promotes Trustworthiness

Accountability helps create consistency in the workplace. It helps eliminates distractions and ensures you know what to do and when. This helps create a consistent performance that is going upwards. Plus, creating consistency will help maintain consistent performance because you’ll be responsible for your actions and results.

How to promote accountability in the workplace?

Accountability in the workplace boosts the company’s success by multifold. You must try to foster an accountable environment in your workplace by doing the following:

Set Goals and Expectations

As a leader or manager in the company, you can foster accountability by setting clear goals and expectations. You must communicate what you expect from your team and give guidelines to achieve the goals successfully.

This communication makes things crystal-clear and helps your team know what they are responsible for.

Provide consistent Feedback

Your team will find it easy to feel accountable for their actions, responsibilities, and results when they get consistent and regular feedback. You must give constructive, actionable feedback that makes sense. Your feedback should make your team feel accountable, and they should be able to work on it to give you measurable results.

Take Ownership of Results

As a leader, you need to take ownership of your results and your team’s results. You must also make your team understand the results and guide them to take ownership of the same. This will foster accountability in the organization.

Taking ownership of results shows a willingness to accept the consequences

Endnotes

Accountability in the workplace fosters trustworthiness, willingness to accept responsibility and boosts performance. As an organization, suppose you are stuck regarding how to promote accountability in the workplace. You can consult an accountability coach like Tick Those Boxes.

The accountability coach sits with you for 40-60 minutes to understand your goals, expectations, and commitments. They will then examine your priorities and help you plan your to-do list, and show you how to implement them. Accountability coaches will help you create plans and set a timeline to hold you and your team accountable.

So, hire an amazing accountability coach and know what accountability is to foster it in your company.

 

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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