This week’s peacebuilding tip is about the importance of practicing transparency in the workplace.
When you act without being transparent, people get frustrated and greater problems can ensue. Transparency is important to ensure that all stakeholders understand why decisions were made the way that they were.
Being transparent can come in many forms: a time for asking and answering questions or getting direct feedback from a decision made. Transparency is all about “the why” to an action, so providing answers will help you become more transparent.
It is important to take everyone’s opinion into account, but when a decision is made, there must be a reason for why it was made. If you can say “we listened to you, here is the decision we made, and here is why,” you will be practicing transparency. When people understand your motivations, then others can make educated inputs, growing teamwork and innovation in the process.
If you want to bring more peace to your life, consider how you can be more transparent at work to the around you.