The Power of Transparency

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Hailley Griffis
Hailley Griffis

Technical Publications Writer for Buffer, a social media company, Hailley Griffis explains how being transparent helps hold the company accountable and gain valuable feedback. She says happiness means starting now.

What is so important about being transparent?

#1 Reason why transparency is important, It helps, fosters employee happiness: Transparency fosters trust, and trust is important for healthy relationships. The stronger your relationships are at work the better you’re able to connect with your colleagues and work well together.

#2 Reason why transparency is important, Better Relationships With Customers: The more transparent we are about our business and dealings and the more we let customers in on our thought process and why we do what we do, the more they’ll trust us and continue to come back.

#3 Reason why transparency is important, It Boosts Productivity: The more information people have, the more employees know, the more empowered they are to make decisions, which in turns leads to greater productivity.

#4 Reason why transparency is important, It fuels innovation: The more we share with each other, the more creative we can be because we understand what works and what doesn’t work for people and the organization on a whole.

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