The term "accountability" is often used interchangeably with the expression responsibility. However, the two words are distinct. "Responsibility" is a duty or task that is accepted or assigned. While accountability is associated with responsibility; for example, a person who shows accountability for their work does so with quality and consistency. Accountability reflects ownership and trust. The person who demonstrates accountability is able to explain their results and rationalize their actions and produce the results they were responsible for delivering.
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