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10 Signs of an Accountable Culture (Infographic)

By Jessica Wishart

    Tue, Jan 29, 2019 @ 09:00 AM Accountable Leaders & Teams

    According to an article in Harvard Business Review, "The brutal fact is that about 70% of all change 10 Signs of An Accountable Cultureinitiatives fail." There are lots of reasons that fast growing mid-market companies have a hard time completing complex initiatives like integrating acquisitions, launching new products, expanding to new markets, and driving revenue growth. When you have initiatives like these, you are relying on cross-departmental collaboration and high performance from your individual A-players. Breakdowns in communication, lack of clear purpose, failure to set common expectations, poor collaboration, and lack of follow up on results and consequences can all spell disaster for your best-laid plans. The key is team accountability.

    There are lots of misconceptions about accountability; many view it as a harsh or punitive term (think: "I'm going to hold my team accountable for not hitting their numbers!") In reality, accountability is not something we can impose on others; it is something we have to intentionally build into our culture so that each of us holds ourselves accountable. What does the right environment for accountability to thrive look like?Tweet: What does the right environment for accountability to thrive look like? @RhythmSystems

    Here are the top 10 behaviors we see in companies with high levels of accountability:

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    Want more information on Team Accountability? Check out these additional resources:

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    10 Signs of an Accountable Culture [Infographic]

    Growing Accountability in Your Organization

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