What Do You Mean by Radical Transparency?

Radical Transparency has been gaining momentum over the past few years. However, it is not yet fully understood by everyone. Here, we share our take on incorporating it in the company culture and how Neewee walks the "Transparency Street".

When “Transparency” is attributed to people and not materials, it stops being just another physical quality and becomes more of a “radical” idea. In recent years, “Radical Transparency” has grown from a seed of revolutionary thought and flourished across the fields of governance, media, design thinking, and business, too. In business, radical transparency is about new actions and approaches that will bring change from the root up, increasing openness in organizational processes and data.

Radical Transparency in Leadership:

Operational transparency encourages organizations to embrace new technologies wile transparency in leadership means getting conditioned to welcome new ideas from any rung in the corporate ladder. No matter how young or old, a fresher or experienced professional, one must be open to learning. Due to radical transparency, leaders and organizations have realized the importance of being clear in their intentions and openly sharing with employees about all transformational developments. Whatever you are trying to accomplish, whether it is building company culture or increasing productivity, open dialogue with complete transparency can help achieve that goal.

Gone are the days when employee engagement started with arranging ping pong tables in the break room and ended with a fancy annual party. The WFH during the pandemic underlined the need for more meaningfully connected employee-employer relationships. Now, radical transparency in the (virtual or IRL) workplace keeps every moving part of the organization working in tandem. The different teams have access to information and developmental roadmaps and a say in discussions of company-wide goals. People working in the company feel empowered, valued, and motivated when they know how much their cooperation and teamwork means to the company. Unsurprisingly, happy people perform better in the workplace. 

Having highly engaged employees can lead to a 202% increase in performance. [1]

Transparency Builds Trust!

To create a happy and efficient workplace, employees need to feel trusted and respected. Being transparent generates trust between all levels of your organization, helps eliminate any hidden agendas, and keeps the employees from feeling left out in the dark. An open and healthy work environment allows ideas to get freely shared. It also values an employee who voices opinions and speaks the truth without inhibitions. Radical transparency in company culture supports open debates so that all the pros and cons of the topic of discussion get analysed to arrive at an unbiased conclusion. A transparent collaborative culture is a key to the success of any organization.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution for creating transparency, but the company culture that incorporates it successfully will thrive with ideas that will give it a competitive advantage too.

And yet, how many organizations have you seen walking the talk?

Neewee is proud to share our welcoming and inclusive, value-driven Collaborative Company Culture. Here isNeeWee’s Co-Founder & CEO, Harsimrat Bhasin’s message to the employees

Neewee’s Value Based Collaborative Company Culture – YouTube

We Walk the Transparency Street.

VALUES are not just words to write down and look at on a page once and forget about it later, but something you carry with you. Values must remain at the core of all your actions in life and work. Your chosen set of values must become almost like a toolkit—essential bits that come in handy and serve you well each day.

References:

[1] Teamstage. (2020, December 6). Company Culture Statistics: Leadership and Engagement in 2022. TeamStage. https://teamstage.io/company-culture-statistics/

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