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Team members need to know that they are accountable for their projects

Team members need to know that they are accountable for their projects

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Team members need to know that they are accountable for their projects. Accountability means  answering for one's actions and accepting the consequences. Team members may need to report  and justify task outcomes to their superiors. Managers can build accountability into their  organizational structures by monitoring performances and rewarding successful outcomes. Although  managers are encouraged to delegate authority, they often find accomplishing this step difficult for  the following reasons:  Delegation requires planning, and planning takes time. A manager may say, “By the time I  explain this task to someone, I could do it myself.” This manager is overlooking the fact that  the initial time spent up front training someone to do a task may save much more time in the  long run. Once an employee has learned how to do a task, the manager will not have to take 
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