As a leader we are often called on to lead or participate in projects that involve others. One of the challenges in these situations is making sure there is clarity regarding each participant's role. It is also critical for everyone to understand where the accountability lies for various aspects of the project. A structure called "RACI" can be helpful. Done before the project begins and updated as necessary, "RACI" helps break down who does what.
esponsibility - Who is doing the actual work to accomplish each portion of the project.
ccountable - Who ultimately is accountable for results.
onsult - Who needs to be consulted for information but are not directly involved in the work.
nform - Who needs to be kept abreast of what is happening.