Cultivating an atmosphere of transparency can pay tremendous dividends

Cultivating an atmosphere of transparency can pay tremendous dividends
Transparency contributes to trust and it also makes people feel that they matter - that they are valued, empowered to decide, exchange ideas, drive innovations & efficiency. This helps building better work culture. However, it's often critical to balance transparency with zones of privacy, enabling just the right amount of deviance to foster innovation and productivity.

What are the crucial elements of a strong democratic and transparent work culture?

RP The democratic workplace thrives on accountability, transparency, choice and the decentralization of power. It is about involving everyone in the business in making decisions and accepting responsibility for outcomes. A democratic workplace fosters a form of participative management. It actively involves the people being led. Most large organisations today include an element of participative leadership in the form of employee engagement surveys, 360 feedback and other forums for employees to share their ideas, interests, and concerns such as debriefs, check-ins, or idea pitches.

Cultivating an atmosphere of transparency can pay tremendous dividends when it comes to creating a truly inclusive culture. Transparency contributes to trust and it also makes people feel that they matter – that they are valued, empowered to decide, exchange ideas, drive innovations & efficiency. In my view the simplest way an organisation can go about being...

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Ranjan Pandey

HR Practitioner and a thought leader with over 30 years of experience, Ranjan Pandey currently is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Fortis Healthcare Ltd.
An alumnus of XISS, Ranjan has also worked with organizations like Mylan Labs, Reliance Retail, Ranbaxy Lab Ltd., Escorts Ltd. and Samtel.

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