Responsibility versus Accountability

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Allen Lim
HR Consultant, Hong Kong
Lately I have been thinking about the difference of responsibility and accountability... Would like to listen to view points and thoughts... Here's mine: Responsibility - I refer responsibility as usually related to task enthrusted to someone who are in a position to perform, execute and respond with the ability expected. I am not sure it come from the root word of both "respond" and "ability" but if it does, it seems to define "responsibility" as expectation of the ability to respond. Accountability - I am not sure about this and have been thinking about it for a long while... I refer accountability as usually related to above and beyond responsibility of task usually for someone or a person we are responsible for, hence the accountability of someone else. With the above not so good explanation here's an example: I have a team of technicians and engineers working on an aircraft. They are given the responsibility to execute their task based on their knowledge and skills as enthrus (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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Responsibility versus Accountability

Allen, let's say you have a project entrusted to y (...)


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