We talk a lot about accountability when we’re working with teams. One of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is accountability. But what does that really mean?

Are we asking for employees to be accountable to their bosses?


We want team members to be accountable to each other. Peer-to-peer accountability can be a big indicator of the success of the team. And this accountability is far more effective than the expectation that employees will be accountable to a superior.

For more information on how team members should hold each other accountable, read this recent article from Forbes: How to Make Your Peers Accountable When Your Boss Won’t

Team dynamics are an important predictor of organizational health. Teams that work well together perform better. Download The Blueprint for Team Cohesion to learn how your teams can get to the next-level.



Samantha Kerrigan