I was facilitating a team discussion several months ago, and the team agreed to enter into a written commitment for how they would work together.
One member of the team suggested that all team members commit to accountability. Immediately someone said, “I’m not comfortable with that word. Instead, can we agree to be ‘responsible’?”
Question: How do you understand the differences between the two terms – accountable vs. responsible? Why does the word accountable make some people uncomfortable?
Let us hear from you.