As we have said so many times before, everyone likes the idea that “I” will hold “me” accountable. But few like the idea of “anyone else” holding “them” accountable.
MORE ON PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: The Job of Managing Partner: Empowered or Emasculated? | Partners as Role Models: The Good, Bad & Ugly | Managing the Managing Partner | Pay Varies When Performance Varies | Accountability Is for Everyone | Who Decides What? | CPA Firm Performance Assessments: 15 Core Competencies, 21 Questions
So, once it is decided that accountability is important and someone needs to be responsible for implementation, the discussion quickly shifts to “let’s form a group of people, like an executive committee or a compensation committee to hold us accountable.”