n Management Today - Accountability : the slow poison
|Article Title||Accountability : the slow poison|
|© Publisher:||Richard Havenga & Associates|
|Affiliations||1 Southern Business School|
|Publication Date||Jul 2011|
|Pages||26 - 30|
Daily employers, customers, communities and the general public are confronted with individuals and organisations that blatantly refuse to accept any accountability for their actions.
The mayor of a large city who is unwilling to accept accountability for the city's disastrous billing system, the estate agent who is not prepared to admit accountability for the mismanagement of trust accounts, the MEC who escapes accountability when trapped speeding at 235 kilometres per hour or the mining company who does not accept accountability for the untreated and polluted water flowing from its mine into the surrounding water systems.
These examples are symptomatic of how far both individuals and organisations have come to merely blink away their accountability and to what extent society at large is allowing accountability to be trashed.
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