Welcome to our ultimate guide to help you stay accountable. We will teach you the right things to implement in order to create accountability.
Definition of accountability
It is taking responsibility for actions – usually with a person or people.
Examples in practice:
- Organizations utilize corporate accountability by having reporting mechanisms within teams.
- Teachers are accountable by having due dates for assignments.
- Leaders in the United States during World War II are accountable with their troops in the form of victory or defeat.
- Individuals use clear expectations with themselves when setting goals and maintaining high standards.
How to be accountable
- The first step is to get an accountability partner or coach.
- The next step is to identify your goal be it at work or in your personal life.
- Finally, you want to have a set deadline to review your actions to stay accountable to.
To avoid missed deadlines either of your own or from your team members, accountability is a highly effective psychological tool that creates better results.
Having a direct report such as a friend or colleague is a great way to set up a process to stay accountable.
Our website, Action Buddy, provides a great platform to instill such a habit into the beginning of your week.