It’s a common misconception that team accountability is about ensuring work gets done.

In reality, it’s about ensuring that your teammates feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves and that they have a tangible impact on their organization.

It’s more about being on the same page to accomplish long-term goals and everyday work.

A huge part of any success is accountability from others as motivated as you.

— GC

These actions will help create an environment where people want to be accountable for each other and what they’re working on together.

So, how can you encourage team accountability in your organization?

There are a few key steps that can help:

Give constructive feedback

Feedback means more communication. Communication and comprehension are the two most crucial parts of accountability.

It’s important to praise the small things as you encourage team members to take accountability. Small wins can have a significant impact on morale and motivation.

Give specific examples of what should be done differently or its effect on the team. Avoid giving global statements like “you need to try harder.” 

Take responsibility

Being accountable for your actions is about taking responsibility, so owning up to mistakes will help build trust among teammates.

When you let your teammates know that it’s safe to own their actions, they’ll be more likely to step up and hold their work.

When you can provide constructive feedback, it’s easier to take accountability for your decisions and actions.

Be a mentor

In some cases, you may not be able to influence or control what your teammates do directly.

In those situations, as a team leader, it’s important to offer guidance and support as they grow on their own.

Clearly define roles

People take ownership when they have defined and clear responsibilities. So every person on the team should understand each other’s roles, increasing trust and collaboration between members.

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Star of Discovery Channel’s “Undercover Billionaire,” Grant Cardone owns and operates seven privately held companies and a private equity real estate firm, Cardone Capital, with a multifamily portfolio of assets under management valued at over $4 billion. He is the Top Crowdfunder in the world, raising over $900 million in equity via social media. Known internationally as the leading expert on sales, marketing, and scaling businesses, Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author of 11 business books, including “The 10X Rule,” which led to Cardone establishing the 10X Global Movement and the 10X Growth Conference, now the largest business and entrepreneur conference in the world. The online business and sales educational platform he created, Cardone University, serves over 411,000 individuals and Forbes 100 corporate clients throughout the world. Voted the top Marketing Influencer to watch by Forbes, Cardone uses his massive 15 million plus following to give back via his Grant Cardone Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring underserved, at-risk adolescents in financial literacy, especially those without father figures.