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10 Reasons Why You Need More Transparency at Work

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Only 50% of U.S. workers believe their employer is open and upfront with them. This is a good example of how much power and impact transparency has.

See what are the benefits of transparency at work and learn how to increase it in 5 easy steps.

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10 Reasons Why You Need More Transparency at Work

  1. 1. REASONS WHY YOU NEED MORE TRANSPARENCY AT WORK
  2. 2. Only 50% of U.S. workers believe their employer is open and upfront with them
  3. 3. Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed. Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TRANSPARENCY?
  4. 4. When information is shared openly, hierarchy lowers and culture improves. 1. CULTURE
  5. 5. 2. ENGAGEMENT Engagement automatically increases as people will better understand the reasons behind different choices and decisions.
  6. 6. 20162016 One of the side effects of transparency is increased autonomy, which improves overall motivation, speed and efficiency of the organisation. 3. AUTONOMY
  7. 7. 4. CHANGE Organisational change is easier when everybody shares the same reality via transparency.
  8. 8. Increase your team's transparency with Weekdone Get real-time status updates Set and monitor goals Give feedback and more weekdone.com CLICK TO START
  9. 9. 5. ACCOUNTABILITY Transparency highlights issues and encourages people to find solutions. People want to keep their peers accountable and also recognize them when they do good work. 5. ACCOUNTABILITY
  10. 10. 6. AGILITY Organisations can respond to market changes much faster when they are agile and built on informed, empowered, proactive and thinking individuals.
  11. 11. Transparency improves self control and less costly formal control mechanisms are needed. 7. POSITIVE CONTROL
  12. 12. 8. PROBLEM SOLVING Transparency provides all the necessary information in order to increase the speed, efficiency and quality of decision making.
  13. 13. People want to know what drives the company they are working for, what its long term goals are and how they will be involved in achieving these objectives. 9. ALIGNMENT
  14. 14. 10. PERFORMANCE The sum of preceding points equals improved performance in all levels of the organisation
  15. 15. How to increase transparency in 5 easy steps? 1 Set, share, monitor and align goals in every level of the organisation. Use Objectives and Key Results. 2 Share info concerning operations, sales and business results, product updates etc. 3 Hold weekly or daily status update meetings. Also, use Kanban boards or public dashboards. 4 Communicate problems early and brainstorm solutions as a team. 5 Use an online tool to report progress and quickly know what your co-workers are doing.
  16. 16. Increase your team's transparency with Weekdone Get real-time status updates Set and monitor goals Give feedback and more weekdone.com CLICK TO START
  17. 17. 7 PRODUCTIVITY LIFEHACKS 10 INFOGRAPHICS THAT MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE AT WORK 9 UNIQUE TRAITS OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS BE MORE PRODUCTIVE NOW 7 LIFEHACKS BY WEEKDONE (that can be absorbed during a coffee break) RELATED CONTENT

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