When we are accountable, there are a host of benefits:
Trust – people trust people that are accountable to their word.
Predictability – when we can count on others to be accountable, we can start to predict outcomes.
Conflict Reduction- many organizational conflicts come from missed expectations or missed promises.
Improved Performance – people can count on others to do their job, so they complete their part and more gets done.
Google “burnout” and you will find 85.6 million opinions on it. Most of which will say something like: Take a break Try Yoga Drink less caffeine Exercise Eat right As if it is the individuals issue and problem. A deeper look at burnout in organizations points to organizational structure…
It is interesting how many times I hear clients and potential clients say they “are not sure they want to be accountable”. Where is that fear coming from? My observation is it comes from the way many leaders use the word accountability. It is typically used to cast blame…