By Steve and Jill Morris

Organizational Accountability is owning the consequences of your choices in delivering the agreed-to results that everyone owns but no one person controls, and helping other people do the same.

This definition requires that you to set up clear accountabilities based on agreed-to results, otherwise you are leaving accountability to chance.

  • Are you taking the time to define, in the appropriate detail, exactly what you want others to agree to and deliver?
  • Are you asking for agreements or are you just assuming that they exist?
  • Are you confirming those agreements?
  • Are you tracking agreements people make with you?
  • Are you following up in a timely way to hold people accountable for the agreements they made with you?

There is nothing you have to learn to implement these ideas. To quote Yoda: “There is only do, or don’t do.” They just take practice.

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