Accountability is an employee’s responsibility to show up, perform and complete assigned tasks and duties to meet or further develop a common goal set by an organization. It is important that employees exhibit accountability in the workplace for a business to achieve success.
To establish accountability, it is imperative to set clear job expectations. When employees know what is expected of them, it is easier for them to prioritize tasks to meet goals and deadlines while also being held accountable for completing required tasks.
Providing feedback also helps improve accountability within the workplace. Feedback gives employees a better understanding on how they can improve and can also help employees feel more valued at work. By going over things like guidelines, processes, attendance and consistency, employees create personal accountability.
Communication is key for an organization to be successful. When expectations are outlined for each employee, it helps them prioritize what tasks need to be done, maximizes productivity while also fostering accountability.
– Lori L. Palmer, President, REB Storage Systems International