How do you shift from Avoiding to Embracing Accountability?
Where there is an issue of avoiding accountability within an organisation there are major underlying problems.
One thing we would caution against is going straight into running workshops to teach employees the benefits of embracing accountability. This would be a quick fix for leaders that do not see they are a major part of the problem. The workshops would be a big fail!
We start looking at the major dysfunctions that result in employees being able to avoid accountability and then gradually work through them all. We start at the biggest issue of all, a lack of Trust. By the time the issue of accountability comes up, the issue may well have been sorted! When we solve the bigger problems first we see the connected problems being easier to solve. In other words, sort out the trust and communication will be come constructive. After this, accountability becomes easier.
Transforming performance through accountability
If you ever feel like you’re the Wizard of Oz in your organisation then you have a serious accountability issue! Are you the one that everyone turns to for an answer, a decision, a solution? Then you’re the wizard and everyone will hold you accountable for their poor performance.
Our Creative Facilitation technique, PinPoint Facilitation, is the perfect approach to use to bring your team to a point of embracing accountability. This technique brings the whole team together and focuses on the core issue. Negative conflict is swept away by the overwhelming constructive and positive input from the whole team.
Transforming dysfunctional team performance and building high performing teams is one of our core skill sets here at Seek First Ltd. Give us a call or drop us an email if you suspect you could do with transforming the behaviour of your team or organisation.