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A Naked Approach to Transparency

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A Naked Approach to Transparency

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Yanay Zohar uncovers how a radical shift towards transparency can change current culture and shares the new rules of play adopted by two visionary leaders.

Most of us would agree that transparency is a good thing.Yet somehow, not only did we get used to its glaring absence at work, but most people would even find it borderline inappropriate. What is the price we pay, and how can we reclaim it? 

How comfortable are you with…

Sharing publicly your salary information?

Disclosing everything you said in every meeting?

Being publicly rated by anybody else in the company?

For most people, this will trigger at least a mild discomfort.

Now think about typical work-environment frustrations: 

Decisions that affect you but made without your involvement

Problems that get covered up to protect egos or incompetence 

People who restrict access to knowledge as a source of power

For some reason, we learned to accept them as facts of life in almost any organization.

  • What if we challenged the fact that these behaviors are unavoidable?

  • What if we stopped avoiding the uncomfortable?

  • What if we just say “Stop! New rules”? 

Read the full article, Naked at Work: How Radical Transparency Changes the Game, on LinkedIn.