How is the issue of personal accountability viewed in your organization? Seasoned workers have undoubtedly seen their share of finger-pointing and dishonesty. However, personal accountability is a critical step toward improving leadership. When people are accountable for their own decisions, work, and results, the effectiveness of an organization can greatly increase.
One of the greatest issues in accountability stems from the amount of control people actually possess in their work. When employees are in control of the what, when, and how of a decision, their accountability is sky-high. On the other hand, when others are in control of how work gets done, accountability significantly decreases. Studies on control and influence in autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire organizations show that the most effective organizations have teams where everyone feels they have influence. When people feel like their voice is heard, their investment in their work increases far more than when they’re being told what to do and exactly how to do it.
About the Author
Jason Allan Scott is a successful Serial Entrepreneur, Professional Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, award-winning event professional, Mentor, Podcaster and a part of Tim Ferris’s NR set who travels the world educating and empowering people. Scott can show you how ordinary people can build a solid living, with passion and purpose, on their own terms.
His accomplishments include: voted Top 100 Movers and Shakers in Events by Eventbrite 2016, voted number 1 on Double Dutch 250 people in Events, one of the Small Business Top 100 companies and he’s top 10% on social media in events in the world and 2016. Jason has started and sold several companies on three continents in his entrepreneurial journey.