By Anne M. Bachrach (USA)

Accountability is one of the basic disciplines of doing business and increasing success. Yet, organisations often find it next to impossible to create a successful accountability culture. Companies that do manage to have high levels of accountability also achieve greater success. The ones that are not able to do so usually don’t experience the growth or success they desire and wonder why. As an entrepreneur, the benefits of creating a culture of accountability are quite evident, but sometimes you might find accountability to be elusive. Why does this happen?

Why Creating an Accountability Culture is Not Easy

The main reason why organisations fail to create a successful accountability culture is that the leaders and managers don’t fully involve themselves in the process. The process of accountability has to start from the top and go all the way down. Else, the employees don’t see the point of being held accountable for their positions if the top brass of the company is exempt from it (which shouldn’t have to be the case but is). Business owners should set the standard by holding themselves accountable. Become a good role model for your employees to follow.

Source: iCN Issue 14 vol.1  (Marketing for Coaches); pages 31-33

About Anne M. Bachrach

Anne M. Bachrach is known as The Accountability Coach™.  She has 23 years of experience training and coaching.  Business owners and entrepreneurs who utilise Anne’s proven systems and processes work less, make more money, and have a more balanced and successful life. Anne is the author of the books, Excuses Don’t Count; Results Rule!, and Live Life with No Regrets; How the Choices We Make Impact Our Lives, and The Work Life Balance Emergency Kit.