Create & Lead an Accountable Team Guiding your team to practice accountability requires a change in thought and behavior. It takes time, work, and courage.
What is Accountability? • An obligation or willingness to accept responsibility for one's actions.1 • Doing what is expected of you or what you said you’d do within a certain timeframe. • Accountability starts with taking responsibility for yourself.
What is a Team? â&#x20AC;˘ A group having a shared purpose â&#x20AC;˘ Teamwork = Coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together in the interests of a common cause.2
Different Types of Teams Teams come in many shapes and sizes. Each type can impact accountability in a positive or negative way. • Non-Functional Teams • Functional Teams • Accountable Teams
Non-Functional Teams • A team that doesn’t work together as a cohesive group • Most common type of team • High pressure/anxiety situations could lead to a non-functional team • Members mainly focus on themselves without regarding other members of the team
Non-Function Teams 3 Professional Impact • 97% of employees and executives believe lack of alignment within a team impacts the outcome of a task or project. • 86% of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures. • 33% of employees said a lack of open, honest communication has the most negative impact on employee morale.
Non-Functional Team Warning Signs4 • • • •
Redundant steps Misaligned priorities Limited collaboration Damaging groupthink • Value harmony and coherence over accurate analysis and critical evaluation