If a manager tend to think that he want to act only within his authority and want to take responsibility only for the direct results of his work, it is seemed that he wants to work as a common man in the company despite of his position as a manager.And if a manager tend to take too wide Accountability to compare his assignment, it is understood that he want to work as CEO. Commitment for too wide accountability with poor back up of his authority and responsibility is nothing more than a symptom of paranoia. The paranoia can be avoided by creating awareness on for the difference in Authority . Responsibility . Accountability.
Common Peoples Model Authority Responsibility Accountability For common people coverage of Authority, Responsibility & Accountability are same. If a person is working as worker in production, he has been delegated the authority to decide all detail of his work as far as keeping operation standards. He is responsible for his production work and he is responsible for the quality of products that he had made too.
Managers ModelAuthority Responsibility Accountability In manager, the appropriate coverage of his accountability is expected much wider than his responsibility. Much wider coverage of accountability of a manager than his responsibility shows his entrepreneurship and his ownership for his assignment
CEO’s Model Authority Responsibility AccountabilityThe CEO of a company has largest authority as the highest hierarchy person in the company, and he is accountable for the all result of his company operation. His responsibility to act his job is limited because of delegation of authority to his subordinates
How to identifyManager’s ParanoiaThus a Managers Paranoia can be identified by clearly defining work coveragesfollowed by continual awareness & evaluation. This should be a part of culture too. THANKS Trailukya Dutta/ firstname.lastname@example.org