Responsibility and Accountability

I was reading about Accountability vs Responsibility from Seth Godin yesterday.

Responsibility is owned, Accountability is assigned.

Responsibility is an internal metric, Accountability is an external metric.

Responsibility grows, Accountability swells.

Responsibility is biased to action, Accountability is biased to blame.

What I have seen in high performing teams, is a merger of responsibility and accountability. Whoever executes owns all consequences, and is rewarded accordingly.

– Osasu Oviawe