Business accountability vs. actually being accountable
Accountability isn’t easy. It makes you wince and swallow your pride, but it is the driving factor that will elevate a business into a new caliber of growth and scalability. Understanding the importance of business accountability is critical, more so understanding how to actually be accountable is paramount. It is more than an ideology, more than a word thrown around in offices and amongst leaders – it is an action, it is a strong voice and it is difficult.
At Kay by Design, it is our mantra that every day we step up and make ourselves accountable for our actions and expect others to do the same. It is imperative to foster accountability and instill a sense of responsibility in each other, through this we empower each other. In today’s fast-paced business environment, no one has time for the blame game. That’s why we don’t pass the buck; we don’t criticize, and we don’t make lame excuses.
When you’re wrong, you’re wrong….and that’s ok. This realization is a breath of fresh air, the air you need to learn your lesson and grow. Without this air, without accountability, businesses to corrode from the inside out.
We believe in being strategic in every aspect of a business – including how we expend our energy. Instead of using energy to shift blame and responsibility, we transfer this momentum into strategy and goal setting that is underpinned by accountability.
Founder of Di Lemme Development Group, John Di Lemme pinpoints just how critical accountability is in business. “Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions,” he says.
Kay by Design are a team of creative dreamers, brainstormers and optimists. But we are realistic and firmly believe that accountability defines reality and what is tangible and achievable.
Businesses tend to foster cultures that set unrealistic goals and overreach without a strong strategy.
At Kay by Design, strategy is the essence of who we are. Strategy paired with business accountability cuts through the overwhelm in business today. Accountability breeds responsibility and responsibility not only drives businesses but makes stronger employees and exceptional results.