Accountability

Assumes responsibility for successfully accomplishing work objectives and delivering business results; setting high standards of performance for self and others.

Key Behaviors:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the link between one?s own job responsibilities and overall organizational goals and needs.
  • Accepts responsibility for positive and negative outcomes of work.
  • Clearly communicates parameters of delegated responsibility, including decision-making authority and required actions or deadlines.
  • Performs one?s job with the broader goals in mind.
  • Helps and supports fellow employees in their work to contribute to overall organization success.
  • Focuses and guides others in achieving business results.
  • Looks beyond the requirements of one?s own job to offer suggestions for improvements of overall organization operations.
  • Takes personal ownership in organization?s success.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.