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Why Your Office Needs More Transparency

Workplace transparency takes a lot of forms. If you're still not convinced that opening communication is a good idea, take a look at the alternatives.

  • <p>Workplace transparency takes a lot of forms. If you're still not convinced that opening communication is a good idea, take a look at the alternatives.</p>
  • <p>Sometimes navigating your way to organizational transparency is easier said than done.</p>
  • <p>Providing as much information as you think your employees need leads to greater employee trust, engagement, and productivity.</p>
  • <p>Figure out what needs to change, whether it's employee stress or lack of focus.</p>
  • <p>How many of your employees can specifically name them?</p>
  • <p>How much of your company alignment can you see?</p>
  • <p>Be prepared for a bumpy ride.</p>
  • <p>Reduce employee turnover rates with better communication.</p>
  • <p>Don't become a statistic by not communicating goals daily.</p>
  • <p>Allocate your people to your most important goals.</p>
  • <p>Time to enjoy happier, more engaged employees.</p>
  • <p>Graphic designer: <a href="http://shamgar-tracts.com/" target="_blank">Shamgar-Tracts.com</a><br />
Compiled and published by: <a href="http://ClearCompany.com" target="_blank">ClearCompany.com</a></p>
  • 01 /12
    | Why Your Office Needs More Transparency

    Workplace transparency takes a lot of forms. If you're still not convinced that opening communication is a good idea, take a look at the alternatives.

  • 02 /12
    | Let's get started

    Sometimes navigating your way to organizational transparency is easier said than done.

  • 03 /12
    | Set your course

    Providing as much information as you think your employees need leads to greater employee trust, engagement, and productivity.

  • 04 /12
    | What's your starting point?

    Figure out what needs to change, whether it's employee stress or lack of focus.

  • 05 /12
    | Define your company goals

    How many of your employees can specifically name them?

  • 06 /12
    | Take control

    How much of your company alignment can you see?

  • 07 /12
    | Clear the way

    Be prepared for a bumpy ride.

  • 08 /12
    | Avoid radio silence

    Reduce employee turnover rates with better communication.

  • 09 /12
    | Check your alignment

    Don't become a statistic by not communicating goals daily.

  • 10 /12
    | Make repairs

    Allocate your people to your most important goals.

  • 11 /12
    | You have arrived!

    Time to enjoy happier, more engaged employees.

  • 12 /12

    Graphic designer: Shamgar-Tracts.com
    Compiled and published by: ClearCompany.com

We hear it all the time — transparency can give your company a competitive edge.

But what does a transparent workplace look like? Some companies level the playing field by making the promotion process more transparent, while others promote transparency to reduce employee stress.

While you may not want to follow in the footsteps of radical companies that disclose their employees’ salaries to the rest of the world, you should understand that providing as much information as you think your employees need leads to greater employee trust, engagement, and productivity.

Regardless of what you want to accomplish with transparency, the numbers don’t lie. According to data compiled by talent management company ClearCompany.com, companies that promote good communication are 50% more likely to have lower levels of turnover. Additionally, businesses with high levels of engagement reported 22% higher productivity.

So how do you get there, and where do you start? Take a look at this infographic for some steps to a more transparent workplace and potential roadblocks.