What is Accountability?

Merriam-Webster defines “accountability” as “: the quality or state of being accountable, especially : an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.” In a broader sense, though, it’s the way that members of a team regularly report to each other or to an outside person, and are held responsible when things don’t go according to plan. Accountability is a way to make sure people are responsive and responsible.