Everyone would like to work for the organization that maintains the transparency among employees regarding the company policies (Including admin/HR), revenue, growth opportunity, incentives, and changes that can take place in coming future. It includes each & every good & bad information of the business.
Transparent work culture creates a healthy environment in company, which build trust & confidence among employee towards the stakeholders. Hiding the facts & figure may irritate the employees & make them incapable of giving best. Suppose if you want any sort of report on priority basis for any special purpose i.e. review or conference, better you give them idea about the criticality or urgency, you’ll be amazed by seeing them working post shift, just to complete the report, but in absence of transparency they might not work so willingly. Don’t let them assuming things, save them from assumptions by letting them know the truth by yourself only.
Plus Points of Transparent Communication Culture
Communicating the facts about negative business conditions in advance may help you in getting valuable inputs from them to get rid over from the worst also help them in adjusting their lifestyle in adverse condition without creating any negativity towards you.
If company hides the negative responses they are getting from the clients, how will they motivate & change the mind set of employee? So to change the “take it easy policy” you must have to keep them in loop, it will bring sincerity in their performance, sharing complaints & compliments will bring them closer towards work & they will feel more responsible.
Open communication is the way to build & increase trust among hierarchy, which become stronger day by day & that leads to enhance support, giving them sense of ownership, get extra efforts at the time of urgency & reduce dishonesty & irresponsibility.
Once you win the trust & faith you’ve open the door for getting new activities, further improvements & development ideas to boost the present situation of company. Its hand to hand game. You’re intimating something that’s beneficial for them & vice a versa.
Conflicts among employee are not uncommon but that can be curable only by talking about everything with everybody related to it. It requires patience, smart, tact full & negotiating ability to overcome the conflicts. If it remains then would leads to tension & gap among employees & upper management which will prevent the potentiality of lucrative ideas.
Minus Points of Transparent Communication Culture
Disclosure of confidential information such as bankruptcy or loss in business may influence the employees to leave the organization as well.
They can move on to new venture or competitor of yours & may reveal the sensitive information about your company, which could be dangerous for you.
May go for unnecessary leaves just to avoid the over work load at the time of criticality.
But just don’t worry about downsize of team, think people who left, were really contributing to overcome the hurdle or they were only increasing your pain by getting paid & doing nothing. So you are not in lost, few downsize can be covered with the upside of frequent & transparent approach.