Accountability drives success (Guest commentary)

Holding managers accountable for direct reports keeps everyone focused, engaged as they drive towards strategic vision
By Julian Chapman
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/08/2011

Accountability is gaining traction. It’s a topic frequently in the news and its absence was cited as the source of recent economic woes and popular uprisings.

In an informal survey of about 100 HR directors and managers conducted by Forrest and Company at the 2011 Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) conference, accountability was tied with coaching as the top HR priority.

It’s clear executives in HR and the like are beginning to understand the direct connection between accountability and strategic success.