Home » accountability
Our bookmarks on this topic are also at pinboard.in/u:unison/t:accountability/
From Knowledge@Wharton: What does the title of CEO mean these days, when the leaders of JPMorgan and Barclays Bank, among others, deny knowledge of scandals going on seemingly right under their noses? The issue is even being debated on the Presidential campaign trail, with some questioning Mitt Romney’s responsibility for moves carried out at Bain Capital after he apparently no longer had a hand in day-to-day operations as the firm’s chief executive. CEOs are mired in a “crisis of trust and credibility,” according to one Wharton expert, and they have a lot of work to do in order to restore public and shareholder confidence.
Reports on media corrections, retractions, apologies, clarifications and trends regarding accuracy and honesty in the press. The site was launched in October 2004 by Craig Silverman, a freelance journalist and author based in Montreal. Thanks to Chuck Lutke for sending this link.
From Bret Simmons: Accountability is the binding strength of interdependence. The two primary principles of real accountability are that it always starts with you and that it always seeks productive solutions rather than blame when challenges occur at work.
From Rick Brenner: When we seek those accountable for a particular failure, we risk blaming them instead, because many of us confuse accountability with blame. What’s the difference between them? How can we keep blame at bay?
From Rosabeth Moss Kanter: Many organizations have statements of mission and values. Unfortunately, most of them sound alike. Who could quibble with the importance of “respect” or “customer focus”? Values statements can seem like passive decoration for walls and the Web, easily ignored. And the words don’t really tell anyone what to do in any specific sense. But that doesn’t mean that values don’t matter. In organizations that I call “supercorps” — companies that are innovative, profitable, and responsible — widespread dialogue about the interpretation and application of values enhances accountability, collaboration, and initiative.