Accountability in the workplace means that everyone in the company, from the junior software developer to the CEO, is responsible for their own actions. In practice, this term is an umbrella concept for how an organization articulates who is responsible for owning the outcome for a specific project, goal or ownership area. These can be documented in accountability charts, articulated through OKRs or mapped in modern team design software like Ourspace.

For example, Spendesk maps accountability at the leadership, team and individual level through OKRs and by using the DACI decision-making framework.
- Leaders are accountable for quarterly objectives

- Squads are accountable for quarterly key resultsĀ 

- Teams are accountable for their ownership areas

- Project drivers are accountable for the delivery of their projects