His blog is an attempt to look at the domain of project management from unorthodox and unconventional perspectives, utilizing the latest in science, art, and philosophy to examine and explain assumptions and methods widely used within the project management profession. Following the example of the software company.
First lets split this word in its two parts: Being accountable not only means being responsible for something but also ultimately being answerable for your actions. So along the same lines, if I had responsibility but was not accountable then the quality of the work is someone elses problem?
Responsibility is assigned whereas accountability is accepted.
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In a recent interview about scaling businesses with Verne Harnish we talked through the differences between Accountability, Responsibility and Authority in some detail. This great video from Active Nation covers it off responsibility very nicely.
Shim Marom Shim Marom is the author of quantmleap. What they are lacking is personal accountability—involving a choice to move closer to the success that you or your organization wants.
Giving someone responsibility for a task, task, process, service or KPI means that it is the role of that person s to do the task. It is the duty of the subordinate to complete the delegated task adequately.
People think differently about the job that needs to get done. As against this, consequences are not necessarily attached to the responsibility.
When a person is accountable for something, he is supposed to explain the outcomes of his actions, decisions, and omissions. Siloed thinking and acting with reluctant behaviors around getting involved in things outside their control.
Explanation owed Yes Not necessarily. This great video from Active Nation covers it off responsibility very nicely How is it misunderstood?
Shim Marom is the author of quantmleap. Define roles and job descriptions with focus.