Insights: Accountability

At CommandHound, we have been working with our power users to record and share their top tips. Check out their top 10 tips to drive accountability in the workplace here. Now, here is the list of their top 10 warnings or pitfalls to avoid while using a task management software.

Have you tried to implement a comprehensive information security framework like ISO 27001 or COBIT but nobody is doing what they are supposed to do? A lack of accountability in the workplace is often the main reason.

Every manager has faced the disappointment of assigning a task to a team member and finding out that the task was ignored or slipped through the cracks. 

Expanding the scope of a project is not a bad thing when properly managed.  in fact, changing requirements, constraints, needs, context, or priorities in a project is more norm than rarity.
But a problem arises when change creeps into a project unnoticed.  When project sponsors, project managers and team members realize that they are working on a bigger and more ambitious project than originally planned, and that they have begun to miss deadlines consistently and to exceed budgets, it’s probably too late.

When employees join a new company or new team, they often face a difficult challenge.  How to be accepted and begin contributing quickly?

When business owners and corporate leaders get together, it doesn’t take long for them to bring out the war stories of the difficulty of managing and retaining millennial employees.
We’ve all heard the complaints — They feel entitled to promotion regardless of the quality of their work.  They have no loyalty.  Their work ethic is sub par.  Blah.  Blah.  Blah.

We often engage with our clients in the early stages of a CommandHound-driven accountability initiative to help them define how to best use CommandHound in conjunction with their existing operational systems.

Tony Elliot is the Vice President of Media and Information Technology at Velocity Retail Group, and an experienced CommandHound user. Velocity is a full-service real estate company, focused in meeting the real estate needs of retail clients nationwide.

We have put together a succinct infographic to help our clients drive accountability in the workplace by avoiding the following issues when using task management and/or accountability software.

In today’s explosion of overlapping software solutions, how do we know what is what? Does accountability software replace task management or project management software? How is it different from Trello, Jira, Slack, Asana, Wrike or Basecamp?