Accountability is described in the dictionary as: the quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions. In this video, Jesse Garcia of Pipeline Wizard discusses business accountability with MyOutDesk’s Daniel Ramsey.
Accountability is probably one of the most important factors in running a successful business. It is not enough to have a good system or an amazing team in place. If accountability falters, then you face the possibility of missing opportunities. Whether you run your business alone or have a team behind you, you need to be sure that you re able to track all aspects of your business.
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First of all determine your goals, start with big picture goals and then narrow them down into yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly and then even daily goals. Your daily goals will help you and the members of your team stay on track and setting your big picture goals will remind you of why meeting your daily targets are important. Not only will you be able to keep yourself in check, but all of the people who are part of your business will also be able to pinpoint what they need to do, you will also be able to monitor their progress and determine if anything needs immediate attention or tweaking.
Pay attention to your data. Setting up a tracking method allows you to gather data and make decisions based on what you collect. This can be crucial in your business as this is where you will be able to gauge if your goals are set properly. For example, if you have a Real Estate Virtual assistant who does your cold calls and prospecting and you need them to set 1 appointment a day, and they do not seem to be able to do so, having a functional and effective tracking system set-up will allow you to see where the problem may lie. Do you have enough leads? Are your leads current? Do you have the tools necessary to be able to reach enough people? With an accountability system in place it will be easier for you to zoom in on different aspects of your business and adjust or prioritize.
You don’t have to work on this alone, if you have a team, whether they are all in-house, virtual assistants or a mix of both, you can get their buy-in on a system that works for everyone. If each persons steps-up and commits to being accountable for their piece in the puzzle, you will have a cohesive system in place that will benefit you all. You can even go as far as hiring someone to solely focus on making sure that your tracking and accountability system works.
Having an organized, working system opens up multiple opportunities for you and your business to truly perform at the highest levels. Figure out what works for you and your business and run with it. Without a doubt, if you talk to the top performers in our industry, they will tell you that one of the keys to their success is being organized and setting up systems that help them stay on point.
A MyOutDesk Virtual assistant can definitely help you out in keeping or running a system that works for you. Make sure to schedule your Double My Business Strategy Session today and find out how MyOutDesk Virtual Assistant can support you to boost build an amazing team in your local market.