Considering the statement above, discuss why leaders might provide information about their activities and decision making, even when employees may not be directly affected? Do you support this notion? Explain why or why not.

Next, offer your perspective on transparency. In Chapter 3 of their book Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace, Reina and Reina suggest that although one might “assume that they are obligated to share only what they need to complete specific tasks or projects” (p.45), this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Considering the statement above, discuss why leaders might provide information about their activities and decision making, even when employees may not be directly affected? Do you support this notion? Explain why or why not.

both give and get the information you need to do your job, take responsibility for and learn from your mistakes, and talk through issues and concerns with an eye toward deep understanding and effective resolutions. Trust of Communication helps you create workplace relationships infused with positive energy, a sense of community, and shared purpose.You earn Trust of Communication by practicing six primary behaviors: share information, tell the truth, admit mistakes, give and receive constructive feedback, maintain confidentiality, and speak with good purpose.Behaviors that Contribute to Trust of Communication You need Trust of Communication to develop open, honest inter-actions that will support you and your colleagues in doing your best work. You want trustworthy communication, right? Cultivat-ing it begins with you. Let’s explore how to get it by practicing the six Trust of Communication behaviors.Share Information Do the people you work with willingly provide information to others? Or is information shared on a “need to know” basis? Do you assume you’re obligated to share only what others need to complete specific tasks or projects? Do your bosses or colleagues take this approach with you? Answering these questions requires honesty, both with yourself and with others.Think about how fast the world is moving and how this speed highlights the importance of fluid information flow. You know firsthand how vital information is to you. You can’t be effective without it. You and others need timely information to tie your efforts to your organization’s purpose and strategy.

MLA (Modern Language Assoc.)
Reina, Dennis, and Michelle Reina. Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace : Building Effective Relationships in Your Organization. Vol. 3rd ed, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2015.

APA (American Psychological Assoc.)
Reina, D., & Reina, M. (2015). Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace : Building Effective Relationships in Your Organization: Vol. 3rd ed. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

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