Accountability is a driving force for organizational success, but is not often viewed as fun day-to-day practice. This creative idea from Sean Glaze at Great Results Team Building may help build a culture of accountability in a playful way. And it allows team members to hold each other accountable, versus this being the exclusive responsibility of the leader.
Sean recommends you create a ‘Consequence Bowl’ – team members create cards for the bowl, and are required to pick a card when they fail to meet a deadline. The article describes the best ways to make the cards fun and create inexpensive consequences, and the right methods for when to use this as a consequence. While not a solution for more serious performance issues, the Consequence Bowl could be a fun way to address some ongoing behaviors that need to change.