A quick and simple contrast activity on accountability aimed at both developing a common understanding among participants and widening the perspective on the matter


Participants brainstorm and gather a collection of factors that may inhibit or determine one be accountable for his or her actions, outcomes, etc. This activity makes this otherwise quite an abstract concept, more easily to grasp. This set of factors the participants discover widen their perspective on the matter and helps them calibrate their perception.



  • Introduce the activity to the participants and split into teams; encourage the teams to nominate a team coordinator that will help the team put the ideas together and then present the findings to the other teams.
  • Join each team and provide the activity link.


  • Participants brainstorm, discuss and write down on sticky notes the aspects that can become factors that influence accountability within the workplace.
  • They can perform a silent brainstorming session and then debate the aspects written down on sticky notes, or the other way round.

Debrief (suggested)

  • The team coordinator from each team will present the outcome to the other teams using accountability factors contrast.
  • The facilitator may ask the following questions:
    • Are there any common points between the lists? What does it mean to you?
    • When defining these aspects, did you have specific situations, people, in mind?
    • Were there different opinions within the team? How did you accommodate them?



Additional info

This activity follows activity type guide from CARTA

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