Accountability is a buzz word that gets thrown around a lot. It is especially important to have accountability in the finance team. With money at stake and the IRS looking over your shoulder, transactions need to be documented and employees need to own their role in the company and their actions.
In order to promote accountability in the workforce, it’s important to create an atmosphere that nurtures it. This means clearly stated policies spelling out employee roles, putting systems in place for documenting and tracking procedures and work, and specific times for review to make sure everything is in order. The focus should not be on monitoring, but rather empowering. Using technology to make accountability easy and efficient can make all the difference.
How should you promote accountability? Here are some articles with tips and ideas: