Responsibility (glossary entry)  

Responsibility can originate in two ways:

Disputes about responsibility usually involve an assumed responsibility. Here, there is a significant amount of case-specific decision, communication, and agreement that must take place in order for the commitments made by one party to agree with the expectations assumed by the other.

Those who are assigned resposiblity by others are often unable to effect many or most of the intended results, because they are not given adequate power, authority, or resources:

Fun fact: A friend in this predicament commissioned me to make a T-shirt bearing the slogan ''RESPONSABILITATIS SINE AUCTORITATE''. For the coat of arms and blazon, use the search box above.
Responsibility Without Authority

See also ownership.

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