The Power of Transparency and Employee Engagement
Aug 15, 2017

THE EGR BLOG / STRATEGY

BY BRITTANY JOHNSTON | 2 MINUTE READ

Transparency is a word you quite often here in conversations when discussing the modern workplace. When effectively executed, the importance it brings to the relationship between employees and management can be both beneficial and essential to the success of your organization or company.

However, what exactly do we mean when we refer to workplace transparency and how does it foster a healthy work environment? Or better yet, why take the extra steps to ensure these transparency practices are being put to use effectively? Is it really worth it?

If the rise of employee engagement has taught us anything, it’s to invest time and energy into the heart and well-being of our employees. Open communication and honest feedback between the people who see first-hand how different aspects of the workplace operate and management can only benefit the quality of your product or service from all sides of your operations.

“Trust is a key benefactor from practicing transparency. Employees will come to trust the leaders of the company or organization better when both employee and management are on the same page.”

This type of relationship that can develop between employee and management can also have the adverse effect; if the criticism is related to the boss’ management style rather than the issue at hand. Constructive feedback is key, but not at the cost of directly accusing someone of poorly managing.

In the end, trust is a key benefactor from practicing transparency. Employees will come to trust the leaders of the company or organization better when both employee and management are on the same page.

It creates better engagement incentives for employees to know they can rely on both the people within the organization and the people leading the organization. It sets the tone for the future of the company and unlocks the potential for employees to want to perform at their best.

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For more information transparency in the workplace, check out the links below:

1. The Nest

2. Gethppy

Sources:

Fast Co. – 5 Secrets to Better Employee Engagement

Halogen Software – Innovative and Meaningful Employee Engagement Incentives

The Nest – Transparency In The Workplace