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Personal accountability

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In the previous section regarding governance mechanisms, we briefly explored roles and responsibilities within your organisation’s governance structure. For this assessment criterion, you will evaluate your own role and personal accountability.

To do this, you will need to understand what you are accountable for. Perhaps you could make a list, using your job description and your organisation’s policies and procedures as a guide?

Being accountable means that you are obliged to be answerable for your actions and decisions and be able to justify them. Managers will also be accountable for the decisions and actions of others, so it is essential that you ensure that team members are trained well, understand their own roles and responsibilities and know when they should ask for support. You should have robust performance monitoring and supervision systems to support this.

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