Teams Are Accountable

According to Lencioni, teams that avoid accountability “create resentment among team members who have different standards, encourage mediocrity, miss deadlines and key deliverables, place an undue burden on the team leader as sole source of discipline.”  Teams that hold one another accountable, “ensure poor performers feel pressure to improve, identify potential problems quickly by questioning one another’s approaches, establish respect among team members who are held to the same high standard, avoids bureaucracy around performance management and corrective action.”

A poor sailor blames the wind.