- Danish Wadhwa
If it's everyone's responsibility, it's no one's responsibility!
My wife often says that if it's everyone's responsibility, it's no one's responsibility! And I can't agree with her more.
I've seen multiple situations where someone should have done something, but nothing really happened. And one of the most typical responses you'll get in such situations is, "I thought you were going to take care of that!"
However, as frustrating as all this may be, the fact is, tasks belonging to 'everyone' actually belong to no one.
So, if you are a leader of your organization, provide that structure and clarity within your team. Because if you're simply hoping everyone gets it done, you're surely missing out on things.
The bottom line is that someone has to be responsible, and if everyone's responsible, no one is.
So, does your team have clear roles and responsibilities? If not, do it now and save yourself from the classic, "I thought you'll take care of it!"