Accountability Standards

Assignment 2: Accountability Standards

Accountability standards are used to measure an agency’s  compliance with the rules and regulations that govern their practice.  These standards are set forth by legislators, ethics boards, funding  sources, and licensing boards. The main purpose of these standards is to  ensure that clients receive the highest level of care.

In this assignment, you will assess the influence of  accountability standards on human services work. This exercise will  sharpen your ability to recognize the importance of accountability in  human services work in addition to encouraging you to process the  related challenges in meeting the standards.


Write a 2- to 3-page essay on the influence of  accountability standards, leadership style, and diversity on an  organization. In the essay, discuss the following:

  • Discuss how standards of care influence direct services.
  • Discuss the influence these standards have on how leaders of agencies manage daily operations in an agency.
  • Discuss the influence of accountability standards on the  satisfaction of direct service workers in addition to how this might  influence how the workers relate with the managers of the agency.

Submission Details:

  • By the due date assigned,  prepare a 2- to 3-page essay. Your response should rely upon at least  three sources from professional literature. This may include the Argosy  University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed  journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations,  agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov). Write in a clear,  concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in  accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA format);  and use accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.