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Prioritize honesty and transparency above all
Whether you’re a two-person shop or a Fortune 500, trust, transparency and empathy have become every leader’s most powerful currency and the beginning and end of their credibility with a hybrid workforce.
"There’s been a study among 40 countries," says Jon Clifton, CEO at Gallup, that looked into employee satisfaction. "The single biggest driver: interpersonal relationships at work."
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What is transparency in the workplace?
Transparency in the workplace hinges around open, honest communication where voices at all levels are valued and heard on topics impacting the business. Org-wide transparency leads to trust and better company culture as employees feel valued and included in company decisions.
What are examples of transparency in the workplace?
From feedback to values, communicating with transparency in the workplace allows individuals to stay aligned around common goals. Other examples of transparency in the workplace include:
Conveying difficult news in a timely and empathetic way
Offering constructive criticism kindly, but professionally
Discussing individual or business performance on an understandable level
Onboarding and training materials that clearly set expectations
Addressing sticky subjects or incidents while ensuring others know what will and won't be tolerated
What are some ways to encourage transparency in the workplace?
Encourage transparency by embodying it from the top down in the company — including in all communications. Keep employees in the know about positive and negative topics, and do it in a timely manner so that employees gain a necessary sense of trust. By being honest in all things, individuals will continue to feel you have their interest top of mind when making decisions.