The Ultimate Guide to Accountability (Scientifically Researched)

The Ultimate Guide to Accountability (Scientifically Researched)

Welcome to our guide to accountability.

In this guide, we will teach you the right things to implement in order to create accountability.

Definition of accountability

Accountability is taking responsibility for actions - usually with a person or people.

Examples of accountability in practice:

  • Organizations utilize corporate accountability by having reporting mechanisms within teams.

  • Teachers use accountability by having due dates for assignments.

  • Leaders in the United States during World War II used accountability 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 create accountability

  1. The first step is to get an accountability partner or an accountability coach.

  2. The next step is to identify your goal be it at work or in your personal life.

  3. Finally, you want to have a set deadline to review your actions.

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 of accountability.

Our website, Action Buddy, provides a great platform to instill such a habit into the beginning of your week.