Focus Question: What does accountability mean for you?
Another contribution that coaching can make to the remote space is the hard focus on accountability around goals.
A coach is often engaged to support a person to achieve their goals quicker, faster or better.
A key line of sight in coaching is around ACCOUNTABILITY or as Sir John Whitmore, one of the coaching grandparents wrote, “What are you going to DO? By WHEN? And HOW will I KNOW?”
These questions may be even more relevant today in the remote space.
Team meetings as well as individual coaching sessions between the leader and team members, or amongst peers may be a key part of the accountability conversation.
Consider using some of these frameworks to track accountabilities:
The Red, Yellow and Green Light Framework – on weekly basis team members can report out (verbally, visually or in writing) where each of their major tasks are. This can help to quickly pinpoint areas which urgently need attention (RED), need a focus (YELLOW) or are doing OK.
One on One Conversations and the One Page Plan
Accountability Buddies in the team who meet on a regular basis to connect and focus on what’s important
What else is important to note around accountability and the sharing of progress?
What are the 1-2 goals you want to be held accountable to right now?
Complete, or update, your ONE PAGE PLAN if you have not yet done so. You’ll find copies at the back of PlanDoTrack or Coaching Business Builder.
All the best,
Co-host of the Remote Pathways Podcast
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