Accountability can go a long way of improving a company's performance and makes achieving goals more orderly. Without a strong sense of accountability within your team, the road to success can be an uphill battle and yield little to no positive result at all. While searching for tips on how to improve accountability, I stumbled on Adam Henshall's accountability article that gives on-point insights.
Here's my summarized take on the article:
A strong line of communication and company culture that establishes solidarity among you are two pivotal things when it comes to individual accountability. Solid communication eases an employee's mind and makes it easier for him or her to own up to a mistake. Clear communication makes way for an honest working environment, and should any mistakes are committed, rectifying it can easily commence too. When I say team, that means you too as the employer.
Lending tips and pieces of advice on how your employee can improve his or her productivity, or how they can adapt faster to the company's working environment is a good incentive and cultivate accountability.
Establish a solid business process. Creating daily checklists of tasks to be performed and completed keeps your employees from straying and allows for a comprehensive accomplishment of tasks.
Regular task supervision and checking in with your team minimizes the chance of committing mistakes. This also sends a clear message to your employees that you are always on the look out and is ready to help whenever he or she is having trouble with a particular task.
These four helpful tips by the author can significantly improve your team members, accountability, therefore, allowing more room for progress. If you can suggest your own accountability tip, let me know.