A Strong Culture of Responsibility Matters
Our organizational alignment research found a strong culture of responsibility accounts for 40% of the difference between high and low performing organizations. If you desire a healthy, strong culture of responsibility, leaders need to cascade accountability throughout the organization.
Without a strong culture of responsibility, leaders risk a culture where:
What kind of organization can survive or thrive under these circumstances?
The Components of a Strong Culture of Responsibility
Yes, weaving accountability into the basic fabric of your culture takes leadership and persistence, but the alternative is bleak. In addition to assessing your current organizational culture to see where you stand, here’s what you need to do to achieve a strong culture of responsibility, why it matters, and what it looks like.
Strategic clarity drives consistent implementation and aligned decision-making throughout the organization.
Each team and department will have their own goals that derive from the overall strategy and will be held accountable for monitoring and reaching those goals.
Managers should be well schooled on performance management fundamentals and how to guide their behaviors toward ever higher performance.
If people are not following through on a task or a promise, invest the time to uncover the root cause and work with them to create a realistic plan to get back on track.
The Bottom Line
Sounds like a lot of work, right? Ah, but what we have learned is that this kind of structure and process is what define high performing organizations.
To learn more about how to build a strong culture of responsibility, download The 3 Levels of a High Performance Culture You Need to Get Right as a Leader
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