How to Build Accountability in the Workplace
Provide Respectful and Accurate Feedback
Providing feedback on work can be incredibly valuable. It allows others to consider factors and ideas they might not have thought about in the first place. However, all feedback must come from a place of respect. The purpose of accountability in the workplace is not to embarrass each other, but to build each other up and promote the flow of new ideas. This improves the work performance of everyone involved.
Set Attainable Goals
Some people believe when setting goals you should shoot for the stars. While having high goals is not a bad thing, your team’s goals should also be attainable. Creating attainable goals – while also being impactful – can be a tough middle ground to find. It is important to find goals your team can reach so you can measure your progress and adjust your team’s goals as needed.
After meeting with your team or individual members, make sure to remember follow-ups are just as crucial as the initial conversation, especially if any changes were made to the project. Managers should follow-up with employees to see how any adjustments or tweaks have affected the project. Continue to adjust your project as you see fit in order to reach your goal.
Provide Time for Conversations
Simply providing time for your people to talk with you speaks volumes. It shows you are truly interested in helping them in whatever capacity they might need. Show your team members you are open to providing assistance by allowing time for conversations to take place.
The Benefits of Becoming a trueU Member
Memberships with trueU are a tremendous investment in your company and its employees. We aim to empower individuals and help them discover professional skills they have never before tapped into. When your business chooses to obtain a trueU membership, you will gain access to a variety of benefits, including:
- Helpful workshops and courses
- Peer groups
- Community Connection events
- And more!