Machita Pratt
HCS 475
January 10, 2013
Tyra Tomlin

                                                      Importance of Accountability
In health care today or any organization for that matter it is vital that accountability is leading within the forefront of the organization.   Accountability is and should be implemented within the hierarchy of the organization in order to ensure an effective and successful outcome.   It is important to uphold and factor into everyday life to support any and everything that he or she does.   Topics will be depicted to what accountability is, the importance of accountability, measuring accountability, characteristics of checks and balances, effects of accountability on working culture, and maintaining a positive working culture.
      According to the Business Dictionary, accountability is “The obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner.   It is also the responsibility for money or other entrusted property or properties (, 2012).”   Accountability is used as a response to a change or changes that are made.   If responsibilities are not completed and performed accurately, then the repercussions of that must be faced by the employee(s) (, 2012).
    It is an important component of the business world or industry, so implementing strategic planning into the organization is vital to success.   Individuals need to be open, docile, listens, and genuine to build the professional and personal relationship to succeed.   From this may come various reactions such as positive, negative, or a feeling of insignificance (Emanuel & Emanuel, 1996).   Accountability also ensures that someone is always conscious of what others are doing or has done.   Never leave to chance the possibility that mistakes can occur, so it is vital to employee contribution and having a goal to work toward, and...