Whose heads should roll? Making sense of accountability

In the wake of the News International crisis, here is an interesting and thought-provoking article from Caroline Oliver, international board governance consultant and Policy Governance specialist.

In this article Caroline makes sense of accountability and offers a practical means of creating an organisational accountability system based on Policy Governance.

Read the article Whose heads should roll? Making sense of accountability here.

One Response to Whose heads should roll? Making sense of accountability

  1. Anonymous says:

    It appears to be a year of ‘Accountability’….and yet there is much to learn about the term, many contemporary theorists have struggled to define ‘accountability’ fewer still have resolved the issue of how to measure it. Bovens (2011) suggests that in can be a virtue or a mechanism.

    ‘Accountability’is in my view, no longer provides a useful barometer for performance, the meaning of the term is inconsistant thus its outcomes variable, so much so that it ceases to be a common denominator. Like its bed-fellow governance, it is bigger than the sum of its parts. Caroline’s article provides a useful mechanistic framework from which to hold people to account , but it does little to address the need to define ‘healthcare accountability’.

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