Why Don’t We Feel Responsible?

I recently went for a run with one of my partners. Given that I am still injured with my twin, we were going at a pace where it was not difficult to have a conversation. We had realized that we had many projects that were not progressing as fast as we would like. After almost 5 years working together there should no longer be a communication problem between us. Our desks are next to each other. We quickly realized that this was not the problem.

The Liability Problem

An essential element of being an Nepal B2B List entrepreneur is taking responsibility. Not only legal but especially those that affect the success of the business. When you grow with your company and hire people you realize that they do not think like you. For starters, it’s not his start-up, it’s yours. Therefore the motivation is completely different.

We expect the people who work with and for us to assume responsibility. Of not asking every little detail before moving forward. These are the things that have driven me the most, since for me it was a waste of time having to make irrelevant decisions. The vast majority of people do not want to take responsibility so that later they do not have to justify themselves if things have not gone well. Many of them are not even able to take them for their own lives. The problem is not making wrong decisions. It’s actually not taking them.

How to Set Responsibilities

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It is not so complicated to set responsibilities. In most cases it is not a lack of knowledge but a lack of application of it. Once the race is over, my partner and I set the basic points to move forward with the tasks and be able to set dates.

1. Seek volunteers and don’t impose : When you are in a group of people and looking for a volunteer just ask the question of who wants to take on a task. If it is something unpleasant, there will probably be a few seconds of awkward silence and the one who can least bear this tension will surrender, assuming responsibility. It is better that there is a “volunteer” for someone to have the feeling of really being responsible since she chose to be.

2. Put things in writing : things are forgotten. You make decisions and set responsibilities over coffee or on the phone. That is why the most disciplined people (I confess that I don’t get it) usually send notes with the most important points of each meeting. If doubts arise later, you can take a look at them to remember the decisions that were made.

3. Organize a short meeting : Putting things in writing is fine, but it also helps to give them an official touch. Even if there are only 2 people who have to agree, it helps to get together. The responsibility agreement is sealed by repeating the decision face to face, making sure that everyone has interpreted the communication made up to this point in the same way. If there are more people involved, it gives an official touch so that the whole team knows who is responsible, also creating positive pressure on the person in charge.

Setting a person in charge is not that complicated. Be and make the right decisions if you can be. You don’t have to be afraid of being wrong. It is much worse not to advance for not taking them.

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