Transparency is a means of being open, honest, and not concealing information, facts or even emotions. People with this value, cannot for all intents and purposes conceal their true nature or their opinion and can be great at giving feedback and clarity to their colleagues.
In an organisation that means being open, honest and straightforward, with open lines of communication at all times. It can help foster a culture of trust between colleagues, and a leader and their employees. Employees are aware of their role, responsibilities, know the corporate objective and their place in achieving it. Autonomy and transparency can increase employee engagement.
Transparency cannot be ignored with the pervasive use of the internet, everything from a corporate perspective is shared, reported on, and transparent to the world. Creating a culture of transparency internal to the organisation, can circumvent risk. Loyalty can also be gained through transparency as it encourages trust and belief.