Accountability: more responsible teams

The need to have more agile and flexible organisations demands companies to develop team accountability.

The concept focuses on talent development in organisations. It defines the ability of leaders to be responsible for results in an autonomous way.

At the same time, this term refers to the culture or value reflected on each company’s philosophy. Leaders and teams establish synergy through their commitment to responsibility and individual performance, which is present at all times and in every circumstance.

A recent study by Lee Tech Harrison revealed that only 31% of business leaders and HR professionals are satisfied with accountability demonstrated by leaders, and 72% consider that leadership accountability is a critical business issue.

In this sense, Vince Molinaro, Ph.D., Global Managing Director, Leadership Transformation Practice, said that “accountable leadership is a requirement for building an organisation that can thrive and remain agile.” It is an important element in times of change. He adds that “without accountability, people in leadership roles aren’t stepping up in a meaningful way to help their organizations to succeed.”

Accountability, despite being a term related to personal development, cannot be commanded, but shown. This means that each member of the organisation must take on a challenge with all its responsibilities.