|Responsibility is delegated down in an organization.|
Some time ago a student discovered that his law online study course required in-depth knowledge of the legal system, the law itself and understanding of the principals applied to practical situations. The student had researched this online study-program, which described the steps in learning the law and then applying the law. When the program was delivered the student discovered at first glance that this course was not the one he had requested, but a different law course which required in-depth knowledge of law principles. When the student addressed this to the principle and requested withdrawal from the course, the principle requested a meeting with the parents of how to proceed. During this meeting the principle made a statement with pride that it was not his responsibility to be a guidance councilor for this extra curriculum courses, but that the student and parents had responsibility to request appropriate courses. The responsibility principle was applied by placing the blame on the student and transferring the blame down the organizational chart after the fact.
|Responsibility is to take on the task. Accountability is to get there as planned.|