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Trust and Accountability: They Go Hand-in-Hand!

Accountability among team members does not occur until trust is built. Since trust doesn’t just happen, if you want to enable for and encourage accountability on your team, you will have to focus your efforts initially on enabling the team members to get to know each other. Once they get to know each other, they [...]

Best Practices for Enabling Accountability on a Virtual Team

Accountability is necessary on virtual teams in order to ensure work flows between team members to accomplish goals. Here are just a handful of best practices to enable for and foster accountability among virtual team members:

Ensure roles and responsibilities are set and clear

Roles and responsibilities on the team should be agreed to at [...]

Why Do I Have to be on this Team? Part II

A Mini Case Study

Read Part I of this case study.

Here are some ways to address this situation and to avoid it in future:

What are the primary reasons for the team feeling as they are?

The team does not appear to understand the potential of teamwork and the benefits of working on a [...]

Why Do I Have to be on this Team? Part I

A Mini Case Study

Consider this situation:

From the minute the team for a major internal project was announced, several of the members were overheard telling their colleagues that they didn’t understand why they needed to be involved in this initiative. They wanted to continue to work alone, as they have been doing for many [...]

What’s Going On With My Team! (Part III)

Resolving the issues

This is Part 3 of a 3 part story about a team that was initially working together well and then began to have problems that were impacting the team members and the outcome of their initiative. In Part I we provided background information, in Part II we discussed why the team was [...]