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Transparency in the Work Place

1. Believe It or Not
Did you know a full quarter of employees don’t trust their employer. What’s more, only half believe their employer is open and upfront with them.
This lack of trust can be due to a lack of transparency in the workplace. Transparent leadership is the key to fostering a culture of trust between leaders and their employees. Employees who are kept in the loop and understand their role in the overarching purpose and goals of the company are more likely to put their trust in their employer.
2. Better Alignment
Employee alignment for transparency’s sake, means looking at the big picture and seeking to understand everyone’s role within it. This is easily done when employers practice transparency in the workplace. Transparent leadership results in employees who understand the company vision and how their efforts help achieve company-wide goals.
3. Better Solutions
When leaders are transparent, problems are solved faster. By being open and honest about company problems, employees can help find solutions.
4. Better Engagement
A culture that values transparency in the workplace breeds engaged employees. In fact, 70 percent of those surveyed say they’re most engaged when senior leadership continually updates and communicates company strategy.

Dave Wheeler, COO