Q: Is a collective responsibility widely applied in corporations? ¶
A: Yes, where the entire workforce is held responsible for failure to achieve corporate targets , irrespective of the performance of individuals or teams which may have achieved or overachieved within their area.
Q: Is a collective responsibility present in literature? ¶
A: Yes, and most notably in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", a poem telling the tale of a ship's crew who died of thirst because they approved of one crew member's killing of an albatross.