Insights: Accountability

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

Why do some of your employees get all tasks done on time and as expected, but others can’t seem to have the same success rate, even when those tasks are critical and are designed to avoid, transfer, or reduce risks to the business?
Is it their motivation? Their DNA?  Is it compensation? Is it culture?

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.

The gig economy is here to stay.   Intuit estimates that by 2020, as many as 40 percent of Americans will be contingent, contract, or “gig” workers.  Gig workers can be freelancers, independent contractors, or any other outsourced employees who are hired on a per-project basis.
Some of these contingent workers choose to work outside of a payroll system either as full-time freelancers or as part-time workers who supplement their income by picking up gigs. Others take contingent jobs out of necessity even though they would prefer full-time employee status.

It has been proven that, if done right, gamification may increase engagement. What about taking these gaming concepts into the workplace to make accountability and the tracking of employee performance more fun?

In the wake of the UK Parliament’s recent network security attack, it’s clear that no matter how well-designed our IT security systems and internal controls are, there’s always a risk of your organization falling victim to a cyber threat.

Deciding to implement a comprehensive information security framework like ISO 27001 or COBIT is not a trivial thing. These frameworks are comprehensive, cross-functional, broad reaching, and culture-changing. Here are 3 compliance software tools to help you through the process.

CommandHound power users follow a predictable path towards the institutionalization of a culture of accountability in the workplace.  Here is a quick Infographic that shows you the typical path they follow.

Why do some of your employees get all tasks done on time and as expected, but others can’t seem to have the same success rate, even when those tasks are critical and are designed to avoid, transfer, or reduce risks to the business?
Is it their motivation? Their DNA?  Is it compensation? Is it culture?

The latest data out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the unemployment rate is at it’s lowest point since the recession and that the labor market is verging on full capacity.
While this is good news for the US economy, it means that you, as an employer, cannot afford to lose even one valuable employee.  Turnover is expensive.