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Mismatch of Responsibility, Accountability, and Authority Highlights Governance Hot Spots

Published: 20 May 2009

ID: G00167290

Analyst(s): John Mahoney


Disruption in the alignment of three core management factors threatens enterprises' ability to deliver on strategic goals. Cost optimization and other factors can seriously disrupt that alignment. This research explains this problem and what to do.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Overview
  • Key Management Assignments: Responsibility, Accountability, and Authority
  • What Happens When Roles Are Misaligned?
  • How Can the Misalignment of Responsibility, Accountability, and Authority Be Identified?
  • What Should Enterprises Do If the Roles Do Not Align?
  • Who Should Take Action?

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