Trust through Transparency

Organizational transparency is a hot ticket item these days.  As a result of a confluence of social, political, and cultural factors, internal and external expectations around transparency have been exponentially and permanently raised.

This raises the question for communicators – how do we accommodate these changes, and add organizational value in the process? Here are 3 suggested resources that can help:

1) Shel Holz’s IABC World piece, A Clear Case for Transparency”, encourages industry leaders and communicators to start sharing information and embracing the practice of active transparency.

2) The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) has an excellent framework for transparency based on 8 sound guiding principles.

3) The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) has dedicated an entire issue of “MD Dialogue” to discuss increased accountability and transparency in an age of “open information”.

How can you engage in more transparent communication, and provide organizational leadership in the process?