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Why team accountability matters for remote productivity?

By Darren Finkelstein
By Darren Finkelstein

The Accountability Guy®

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Why team accountability matters for remote productivity?

Accountability plays a crucial role in generating high productivity, even if it is remote teams we are discussing. You need to be corrected if you think the remote team would have less pressure on generating revenue. That is a myth as they are regularly turning up in the offices as others. But they have similar performance goals as others. Their commitment to the performance is even more, as they might be working from home and become answerable at any given time. A manager who manages all the teams has accounted for the groups or Individuals working remotely. We all know how accountability impacts the revenues we generate and how it helps get goal-oriented behavior. 

Similarly, for the teams working in remote locations, it becomes even more crucial to develop trust among each other; employees remain focused on the goals they have permanently assigned and be answerable for their decisions. So, now let us discuss in detail why team accountability matters for remote productivity.

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Let us understand the framework that a remote team has ensured for high productivity

Set clear expectations

Rule number one remains same unchanged here. As a manager or organization, one must set clear expectations for the employees. Discuss the deliverables with them. Clearly understand what must provide resources and how they can work efficiently from home or remotely. What will be their working hours, and how can they achieve their goals?

Set clear communication standards

Even if they are working from home, as a manager, your device clear communication patterns with them so that you can build trust in each other. The employees can understand the procedure and goals better, and the managers can understand their team and their weaknesses and strengths so that they can divide the work accordingly.

Result-based approach

Now that you are working from home, you must be able to monitor the progress. That is by looking at the result. Results don’t have to be overall results; you can break them down into smaller steps of achievement. That will keep the employees motivated, encouraged, and engaged in working towards their ultimate target.

Monitoring the progress

In the end, we all want good results; therefore, as a manager, you must create the right tools to measure the progress. As you do, they will be more focused on their own performances collectively.


Like the points mentioned above, you can add daily meetings to monitor the progress and commitment, then you can plan for recording project tracking planner where each employee can update their progress every day. Then a manager will be accountable for managing his team most effectively. As the team’s performance improves, the organization’s performance will also enhance, and even in challenging situations, the organization will reach greater heights.

Accountability, even in the teams performing remotely, can lead to employee engagement and commitment toward their work. As a result, more accountable employees always learn to perform better and provide the best results for the team. The commitment level may decrease in remote conditions or working from home as the employee feels relaxed. But then, a good manager must keep their employees equally committed and engaged. Managers tend to build their trust in their teams with the assignments assigned. But the biggest question is the consistency of work. As they are at home, they may feel bored and lazy, which may delay performance.

Accountability of every employee is associated with their and the company’s success.