Management Bug: Undefined Responsibilities

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This week’s “Undefined Responsibilities” is commonly denied!
By definition, “when roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, team members look beyond their own individual positions and learn to understand, respect, and value the unique contributions of one another, and they recognize that the overall success of the team is a function of shared responsibility and ownership.” (extracted from http://starterkit.ebdmoneless.org/starter-kit/1k-establishing-clear-roles-and-responsibilities/)

The lack of these, clearly defined roles and responsibilities, creates the best conditions for the worst problems and impacts.

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This MngtBug has been mentioned in relation to a number of MngtFixes such as…

“Process Improvement Initiatives Definition and Implementation”,
“Job Descriptions Definition”,
“Team Responsibilities Definition”,
“Processes and Metrics Definition”,
“Roles and Ownership Definition”,
“Delegation Poker Implementation”,
“Customer Journey Definition”,
and of course “Roles and Responsibilities Definition”!

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Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories

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