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- 2M1. MM 2.0 accountability is a proactive, commitment-based system.
- 2M2. Proactive accountability is the upfront commitment to achieve individual, team, and organizational success.
- 2M2i. The focus is on upfront commitment.
- 2M3. Table 2.1. Reactive vs. Proactive Accountability.
|Reactive Accountability – VM 1.0/MM 1.0 ||Proactive Accountability – MM 2.0 |
|Focused on the back end.||Focused on the front end.|
|Figure 2.13a. Back end of the process.||Figure 2.13b. Front end of the process.|
|Focused on determining why the result happened. What was the cause?||Focused on defining up front what will be required in order to be successful. What is needed to be successful?|
|Seeks to avoid failure.||Seeks to ensure success.|
|Determines who was (past tense) accountable based on what happened during the Executing Stage. Accountability is based on circumstances.||Determines who will be (future tense) accountable after a commitment is made. Results are compared with the commitment that was made. (See Figure 2.12.) Accountability is not based on circumstances.|
|Fault-based accountability.||No-fault accountability.|
|Assumes the individual is not empowered to decide whether or not to accept accountability.||Assumes the individual can make his own accountability decisions (most of the time).|