“Responsibility equals accountability, equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have” – Pat Summitt


The rumblings among subordinates as to who should do a particular job stated below titled;

That’s Not My Job

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it, Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realize that Everybody wouldn’t do  it, it ended up that

Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
The above story sums up the real or potential problem that managers face in the workplace. The real test of good supervision is ensuring that Nobody does Somebody else’s job but Everybody works towards the objectives of the organization.
Where there are one or two people in one office, and there is no clearly defined responsibility, there is always the “That’s Not My Job” problem. To avoid this problem, tasks must be clearly distributed, defined and the reporting line of control developed.


When you shy away from your responsibility, you automatically become a liability

By Ayokunlemi Oshin

Ayokunlemi Oshin is a business consultant who helps businesses to overcome the initial hurdles of starting. She help individuals and companies in product registration with regulatory bodies and linkages with government agencies like Taxes and Export. She is the currently the CEO at Natureseffect- An Agro Allied Product Manufacturing Company and Chief Consultant at Xtreme Consult.

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