Accountability is the act of being responsible or answerable for one’s actions. To demonstrate accountability is to take responsibility for one’s actions and to be able to explain and justify them. It also means being willing to accept the consequences of those actions, whether they are positive or negative.
Beginner competence definition
Beginners may struggle to take ownership of their work and may lack the ability to set clear goals and objectives. They may also have difficulty following through on commitments and may not fully understand the impact of their actions on the organization.
Intermediate competence definition
Intermediate-level individuals are able to take ownership of their work and can set clear goals and objectives. They are able to follow through on commitments and can recognize and address issues that may arise. They also have some level of problem-solving skills and can use these to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.
Advanced competence definition
An advanced-level individual takes ownership of their work and sets clear goals and objectives, and also effectively communicates progress and results to the relevant stakeholders. They have a deep understanding of the impact of their actions on the organization and are able to anticipate and adapt to changes in the environment. They possess a deep sense of responsibility and are able to take ownership of their work and deliver results under pressure. They have exceptional problem-solving skills, can anticipate and address issues that may arise, and can effectively manage risks and mitigate negative impacts on the organization. They are also able to inspire and lead by example in fostering a culture of accountability within their organization. They have a strong sense of integrity and are committed to doing the right things for the organization.
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