Why is it necessary to share the reasoning and intent to be transparent? If this is not done, the people with whom you are working or interacting may have the information, but lack the understanding as to how or why you said or acted in a certain way. By sharing why you said something or acted in a certain way, you are making it easier for the others to understand your intent or purpose. If you do not share the intent, you may be leaving it up to others to decide why you acted in the manner or said what you said. If you do not share your reasoning, the process for how you arrived at your statement or action, you are leaving the others to determine their own conclusions.
"Be more transparent" is the cry from a lot of individuals in organizations and the public today. As a manager/supervisor how can I be more transparent and, at the same time, be flexible, immediate, and maintain confidentiality. This posting explores the role of transparency in leadership.