To be accountable towards yourself and others, go beyond individualism!

Accountability is defined as an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions. In the workplace and in team work, being accountable is a paramount quality, linked with trust, reliability and responsibility. However, accountability can be wrongfully associated with other behaviors that ultimately drive damageable results.

Accountability does mean having to do everything yourself

There’s a myth that accountability equates to having to do everything in an individual, solitary way. However, a systematic tendency to avoid asking for help can have catastrophic outcomes. When running a project, it’s important to break it down, to divide it into phases and to identify who to turn to for help if required. Putting everything in place to get a project in on time is at the essence of accountability. It often involves asking for help! Colleagues who are able to rely on others demonstrate responsibility for the commitment they made.

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