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Organizational Accountability – Fundamental Accountability Drivers

StrategyDriven Organizational Accountability ArticleAs previously stated, we believe organizations act in accordance with the shared values of the people that comprise them. What an organization values is represented by the rewards sought in return for its products and services, the organizationally defined acceptable methods of reward pursuit, and the manner in which benefits realized are parsed to the organization’s members. Therefore, organizational accountability, the timely and consequential pursuit of mission goals, is driven by the ability of the organization to quantifiably measure earned rewards and the culturally determined method of assessing and recognizing employee performance.


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Organizational Accountability – Performance = Results + Behaviors

StrategyDriven Organizational Accountability ArticleOrganizational accountability is built on the premise that individuals are equitably rewarded based on their contribution to the accomplishment of the organization's goals consistent with its ethical values. Performance, therefore, becomes more than just 'making the numbers.'


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Diversity and Inclusion – What Does Your Environment Communicate?

We have often asserted that organizations, like people, act in a manner consistent with its shared values. Subsequently, those ideals in which an organization’s members truly believe manifest themselves in every aspect of the organization’s physical and social environments. These environments are categorically represented as an organization’s:

  • physical environment
  • social environment
  • decision environment
  • positional environment
  • developmental environment
  • recognition and rewards environment


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Additional Information

As with all self assessments, there exists a wide array of tools that can be employed when examining each organizational environment. These tools range from the concrete direct observation to the less tangible surveys and interviews. Recommendations regarding the collection and synthesis of self assessment data can be found in Evaluation and Control Best Practice 1 – Data Synthesis and the Information Development Model.

Additionally, the most valuable self assessments use standards of excellence as their comparative basis and apply a highly critical eye to the organization’s conditions and performance. Information regarding the application of this high level of scrutiny can be found in: