I am not sure why we do this as individuals; perhaps it is our own insecurities that cause us to not want to admit our mistakes or failures.
As we age, we begin to realize that taking ownership of our own problems or situations is very mobilizing and allows us to quickly get the process back on track or move forward with the next step. Denial will only cause the problem to grow and take on a life of it's own.
So what do you do when an employee doesn't want to take responsibility for the task that was not completed? Do you start blaming the individual or do you help them recognize their limitations and evaluate what went wrong? By asking the questions that help them better understand themselves or the environment in which they work you may empower them to take ownership and avoid the same mistake twice. Too many times employers will just tell the person what they did wrong, relieve them of their responibility and move someone else into that role. That does not benefit the company or the individual.
Everyone needs a good evaluation policy which gives a true picture of the person's abilities and need for improvement . You want to empower not enable your staff! By using strength assessment tests and behaviour profiling you learn to maximize someone's strengths, build selfl confidence in your people and the outcome is a stronger more productive company.
Strength assessments are a tool that I use in my coaching business and they are absolutely life changing for those who learn their strengths and how to maximize them in their personal and professional life. Let's start today to better understand who you are tomorrow!