Most importantly having an accountable team is required if you want to create a learning organization, one that constantly improves and grows. When everyone is doing their job correctly the bottlenecks become obvious.
One of the biggest mistakes that you can make as a leader is to make someone responsible for getting something done...We tend to equate responsibility with accountability and these are two, very-different words. Responsibility is our ability to give a response, to act. Implicit in this is a sense of timeliness. If your response comes late, you aren’t being responsible.