Why is workplace transparency important anyway?

Why is workplace transparency important anyway?
Is it important to you that your employees trust you as an employer? An interesting statistic is that 25% of employees don’t trust their employers, and only 50% believe that their employer is upfront, honest and open with them. This lack of trust is down to a lack of transparency in the workplace.Transparent leadership could go someway to improving this, as the goal is to evolve and maintain a culture of trust between leaders and employees. When employees are kept in the loop and understand how their role fits into the overarching purpose and goals of the company, then they will be more likely to trust their employer.

I am sure you have heard the saying “people don’t quit their jobs, they quit their bosses” in fact a survey showed that 37% of people were likely to leave their jobs because of an opinion over their bosses poor performance. It is almost impossible to build a solid relationship with someone you don’t trust, so how could you expect your employees to build a good relationship with you if they don’t trust you?

When you implement transparent leadership you allow your employees to understand where they fit into your companies vision, and how their effort contributes to the wider company goals. Look at the bigger picture and seek first to understand where everybody’s role fits in, which is easily done when your organisation embraces transparency.

Research shows that when leaders are transparent it actually results in better solutions, where problems are solved far quicker. When leaders are open and honest about company problems, employees can help find solutions.

When a leader want highly engaged employees there is no better way than by transparency. A Harvard Business Review revealed that 70% of employees are highly engaged when their senior leadership continually provides updates and communicates the company strategy.

When it comes to engaging employees, it will serve you better as leaders to be open about company matters.

I will leave you with a quote from Sybil F. Stershic – “The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel.”

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