We created a guide to help you evaluate your organizational accountability. The goal is to get your team positioned to execute your strategic plans by ensuring key functions of the business have clearly assigned owners with KPIs defined. Do this exercise with your team and start productive conversations to identify roadblocks to success.
Once your accountability roles are defined, use a centralized dashboard to track progress against priorities throughout the quarter. Priorities need to be quantifiable and directly ladder up to the top goals that will move the company forward. Progress should be tracked and accessible to everyone in the company so everyone knows how the company is performing.
The most effective teams adopt a continuous system of smart habits to execute goals. Your team should be evaluating progress, communicating opportunities and issues and adjusting plans accordingly. Doing this on a weekly basis rather than waiting until the start or end of the period will keep the right things moving forward.
Transparency and accountability are crucial to setting teams up for success. Everyone needs to have a clear understanding of strategy, metrics of success and who is accountable for key functions. When teams are aligned and using a system of smart habits they are more productive and more likely to meet goals.