I always balk slightly when I read and hear about organisations saying that their employees can now ‘take ownership’ of their learning. Ownership should mean accountability; what it more frequently means is responsibility. You can choose what to learn – as long as it’s from within this catalogue. You can choose when to learn –… Read More Take ownership
I read a lot about responsibility and how there’s a need for people to be responsible for their own data, security, learning, conduct, etc. I see less about people being accountable. Responsibility can be delegated and ceded. Accountability can’t. Stop taking responsibility and start being accountable. #ItStartsWithMe
In most matters of workplace learning, it’s the LnD function. In matters of workplace performance it’s more complex. Ask who’s accountable, and that is unlikely to be LnD. Is that why we’re happy to work on counting learning rather than measuring performance? Make sure you know who is accountable; expectations matter.
for your performance. for your attitude. for your health and safety. for your employer’s reputation. for your development. Who’s accountable? #ItStartsWithMe