Great teams and great organizations have a culture of accountability. There’s no denying that.
In family business, accountability can be a source of contention. Great coaches and coaching leaders can help teams understand the importance of accountability.
Think about it for a moment. What level of success can any business sustain without being accountable for results?
Here’s a simple, short exercise to do with your team this month.
Get everyone together and ask them the following questions using the scale below:
5 = Always 4 = Very often 3 = Sometimes 2 = Rarely 1 = Never
- How often do we do a good job of holding our employees accountable? (1-5)
- How often do we do a good job of holding ourselves accountable? (1-5)
Collect everyone’s answers and come up with your collective number in both categories and then ask the following questions:
- What is getting in the way of us having a stronger culture of accountability?
- What is going to happen to our company if we do not improve our accountability?
- What are one-to-two ways we can begin to hold each other and our employees more accountable?
See what everyone says. Create a safe environment for the discussion and try to walk away with one or two actionable steps.
If you really want to learn how to create a strong culture of accountability, consider reading Coach Pete’s book, Coach to Win the Leadership Game. Email Coach Pete at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you a signed copy of the book. Click here and you can go to Amazon and buy it.
All great teams know the importance of having a culture of accountability.
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This exercise and many more are in my Family Business Playbook to help your family win!