What are the benefits of building a culture of openness?
“The more transparent an organization is, the healthier and more productive it’s going to be and the less trouble it’s going to get into,” says the expert in leadership Warren Bennis.
To achieve transparency, openness is necessary. Openness is a powerful approach to avoid misunderstandings and ease unnecessary tension. It allows relationships to mature faster and is the first step to improving productivity and accountability. Nobody likes surprises. Everybody wants to perform in a work environment that values clarity of thought. The tools of transparency prove their efficiency everywhere we use them. They make the picture crystal clear for everybody by:
- Banning speculative assumptions, lack of data and obscure facts
- Establishing trust in order to build or rebuild high-performance programs
- Building confidence to make and meet reasonable commitments