Accountability | Meaning and Definition

What is Accountability?  

At the workplace it refers to taking responsibility for a task. In an organization, it is delegated across all the departments to ensure goals are timely achieved. Furthermore, this also provides a clear direction toward the goals and allows everyone to focus on their roles. The best way to promote accountability in the organization is by implementing the OKR framework.  

Benefits of assigning accountability

  • Being accountable encourages employees to take ownership of their task
  • It promotes a culture of trust 
  • Assigning it helps employees to focus on the important tasks 
  • It helps to assign tasks based on roles and responsibilities 

Steps to foster accountability in workplace

Here are certain steps to boost or foster accountability in the workplace:

  • Include accountability in the core principles of company
  • There should be clear and defined ownership and accountability
  • Employee growth as well as their development should be prioritize
  • Always reward and support accountability
  • Trust other and always be trusting
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