Why is Accountability in the workplace important?
Companies that lack a culture of accountability often end up falling into the “victim trap”. When a problem arises, they find some external reason (or person) to blame instead of owning up to what actually went wrong. This prevents them from learning from past mistakes. Meanwhile, the top talent that tends to pick up the loose ends grows more and more frustrated, and it is a matter of time before they decide to chase new opportunities. Between putting out fires and acquiring new talent, there is little time left at the end of the day to focus on the big objectives.