ACCOUNTABILITY is often seen as a word with negative consequences such as “Who should we blame if something is not done.” But ACCOUNTABILITY in the context of teamwork refers specifically to:
- The willingness of team members to embrace responsibility
- The relentless pursuit of team and individual results
- The willingness to call their peers on performance or behaviors that might hurt the team
- And ultimately, following through on what you say you will do
If a team is not reaching its goals or objectives, some of the questions team members should ask each other:
- Are we aligning the team around common objectives?
- Are we learning from our mistakes?
- Are we clear about what we are accountable for?
- Are we offering help outside of our individual job responsibilities
- Are we offering honest, direct, and respectful feedback to each other about individual performance?
- Are we avoiding bureaucracy around performance management and corrective action?
- Are we ensuring that poor performers feel pressure to improve?
Teamwork: Builders and Blockers
- Are team members aligned and rowing in the right direction?
- Are team members accountable for results?
We offer team development by addressing the blockers or builders to team success. Teams that don’t TRUST one another will not effectively engage in unfiltered debate that effectively leads to successful COMMUNICATION. When issues that arise and conflict is not addressed, team members are unable to buy-in to the team’s direction thus resulting in a lack of team ACCOUNTABILITY. Without accountability systems in place, teams will often place blame on others or use excuses to avoid be responsible for expected outcomes. This leads to poor EXECUTION which requires understanding roles and responsibilities, goals and priorities, and performance management. Teamwork Builders & Blockers Outline
Strategy Management for Teams
In today’s economy, companies must engage their management and functional teams by focusing them on accomplishing bottom line results. However, it is often the team dynamics that clouds the ability for the team to focus on reaching goals. Helping teams improve their team trust, communication, accountability, planning and execution skills will increase the chance of the team getting better results. Strategy Management for Teams is a proven training and change management process that facilitates teams through a goal setting and team efficiency process. With focus on improving team trust, communication, goal planning and ACCOUNTABILITY, teams are guaranteed improved results that will impact the company’s bottom line. Strategy Management for Teams Outline