sleepless nights with steve woolf:
No accountability = no community.
accountability has no necessary relation to community, it may be present, it may not. two things are necessary for community, a shared space (this may be imaginary, virtual, etc.) and the capacity to exclude others. once you establish the capacity to identify that ‘this is us’ and ‘they are them’ then you have the locus communus that establishes community in people’s minds… holding something in common, this ‘us’-ness in relation to that ‘them’-ness.