Creating a Culture of Transparency
You know someone is a great leader when you hear their direct reports say, “I’d go to hell and back for my boss.” What behaviors does a leader need to instill that level of trust and loyalty? If we could bottle this formula, imagine the power it would have to transform organizations.
In creating a culture of transparency, a leader’s actions and behaviors fabricate a workplace climate that generates trust, engagement, and buy-in from employees. Many books describe systems, modes of communication, and methods to employ to yield higher transparency. Those are important tools, but without a leader consistently behaving in ways that enlist willing employees to accomplish strategic objectives, those approaches are not sufficient. Let’s say that again. It isn’t systems or procedures that create transparency, it is your behavior as the leader that accomplishes that.
Learn more about this competency in the Creating a Culture of Transparency job aid.