Monday, December 08, 2003
posted by FernanDoylet at 2:15 PM
Focusing on Accountability
Accountability is the way to keep track of our actions, to remember the details when we need to report them, to be reminded of pending or missing tasks, or to continue our efforts towards our goal(s). This book shows how important Accountability is.
Depending on personality, each one of us can choose a way to keep track of our actions; some prefer to carry daily planners to log every hour on each day, while others only have a wall calendar with hand-written notes on it; but those are options to organize or plan future activities, and not too efficient to report on activities already performed.
writing in detail how events happened, what we perceived or why we choose our actions, produces a very powerful 'personal' accountability document to remember or explain past events; it is like the pseudo-code or other remarks left inside the source code or its documentation, to make it more understandable when changes or improvements are required in the future.
As explained, here we will focus on a personal report of past events, using a de-facto tool like Excel; this informal document may help us produce formal required reports, as required by our partners or superiors.
If you need more reasons, please visit the page about Personal Accountability on highschoolblues.com
Another great article to justify being accountable towards each other is Accountability in Cross-Cultural Partnerships.