Collaborative cultures often obfuscate accountability.

When everyone is intrinsically moving the same direction together, it can be easy to trust others to handle something. This implied responsibility is conducive to things getting dropped due to no explicit expectation setting. Although potentially uncomfortable when everyone is making an effort to play well together, clarity must be an active and intentional commitment.rA1

  1. David Allen, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Revised edition (New York City: Penguin Books, 2015). (See notes.)