Every company and organization would like for its employees to be more accountable. However, how can you make that happen on a consistent basis? Obviously, you can't force people to be held accountable. While you might meet your goal on occasion, your efforts will most likely be met with resistance, quite possibly undermining your efforts in other areas.
No, the key is to make accountability commonplace, and the key to accomplishing that is to make it a consistent part of the everyday regime within the organization. In other words, it can't be a "sometimes thing." It has to be an "all the time thing."
Below are four steps for fostering accountability with your employees and teams:
#1 - Set the priorities.
If you want your employees to be accountable, then you should make sure they're accountable to the right things. Not only should you set the priorities, but you should also communicate those priorities clearly to everybody who will be accountable for them.
#2 - Provide the expectations.
Teams and the employees that comprise those teams have a right to know what is expected of them. After all, a person can't be held accountable for something if they didn't even know what they were being held accountable for in the first place. That's a bit unfair, don't you think?
#3 - Communicate feedback.
Speaking of communication, it's also important to provide feedback on how the employees or teams are performing and the progress they're making. This way, they can make the proper adjustments to ensure they reach their goals and meet their expectations.
#4 - Be an example for others to follow.
Accountability begins with the members of management within your company or organization. When employees see their boss and their supervisors practicing accountability and not just preaching it, they're more likely to "get on board" with the program.
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If you've ever felt like you're being overwhelmed at work, then you know how frustrating it can be to feel as though you're always behind. How great would it be to feel as though you weren't behind, but caught up?
Then think about how great it would feel if you weren't just caught up, but you were ahead!
Not only does getting on top of your work save you frustration and stress and help you to enjoy your work more, but it also sets you up for more career success. That's because when you're on top of your work (and on top of your game), management tends to notice. And when they see you consistently producing and performing at high levels, there could be promotions and raises in your future.
With all of this in mind, below are three strategies for getting on top of your work (and staying there):
#1 - Arrive at work early.
This is recommended for a number of reasons. However, for our purposes, it helps you to attack the day, so that you don't start the day behind. When you start the day and you're already behind, it makes it more difficult for you to "dig out of the hole" you're in. However, when you start the day right, you have more confidence and it makes it easier to tackle your workload in a proactive fashion.
#2 - Place an emphasis on prioritization.
You might be familiar with the "80-20 Rule." According to this rule, 80% of your results come from 20% of your activities. The key is to determine which of your activities fall into that 20% and focus on those as much as you can. Prioritization means doing what is most important and dropping those things that do not lend themselves to productivity.
#3 - Plan ahead as much as possible.
You might be familiar with this saying, as well: "When you fail to plan, you plan to fail." It may sound cheesy or hokey, but it's also absolutely true. Here's another saying, for good measure: "Proper planning prevents poor performance." When you know exactly what needs to be done and you know that the things you're about to do are the most important things, not only do you feel better and have more confidence, but you're also more productive.
Implement these simple strategies at your job. They can help you get on top of your work (and stay there).
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