Helping your employees develop an ownership mentality benefits them and the organization as a whole. Ownership thinking means taking accountability for the quality and success of the outcome of your work. A culture of accountability, where employees are able to make decisions and are encouraged to take ownership is a powerful characteristic of a successful work environment. This takes an emotional and mental commitment – it takes engaged employees. Thinking like an owner with an ownership mentality comes from within a culture that promotes trust, communication, objectivity, and a stake in the outcome.