In these situations, it’s essential to communicate and set priorities effectively to ensure that the critical tasks aren’t lost in the sea of immediate ones. When you need to tell your manager you’re overwhelmed without saying no, there are a few tips to keep in mind. Let’s have a closer look at this problem and how to solve it on the organization level as well.
In Part 1 of our series on Understanding Accountability, we learned what accountability is and how it differs from responsibility. Too often, accountability in organizations isn’t well understood and it isn’t well implemented. In Part 2, we’ll look at why accountability matters, and why it’s important for organizational success.
To recap from Part 1, accountability in organizations is an obligation – something for which one can be held to account. When you are accountable, you are expected to answer for not only the results you achieve, but also the actions you take. Accountability is the clear diver of effectiveness in organizations. Organizations that have managers who are clearer about their accountability are more effective. The correlation is extremely high.
What business owners might find surprising is that the cause for it often lies in management and leadership. Inspiring high levels of engagement seems like an impossible task if you don’t have the right people in management positions. However, it’s still possible to learn how to improve in this regard. Here’s why employee engagement is important, and some of the practices you should strive to implement:
What is accountability, and how does it impact managerial success?
What do we mean by accountability? We often hear it used to describe businesses that are “not being held accountable” or individuals “needing to take more accountability” for their actions. Are you accountable? Am I? How is accountability used in the organization and what impact does it have on the day-to-day job managers’ need to do?
As the consulting industry is growing, it encounters both challenges and opportunities. It’s the mission of ICMCI to be the leader in the development of management consulting as a global profession that drives social and economic change. ISO 20700 certification is one of the initiatives led and supported by ICMCI that improves the quality of consulting services. How is ICMCI going to accomplish this, and how does ISO 20700 impact the consulting profession?