To bolster productivity and a more engaged workplace, leaders need to foster a transparent and open environment where employees feel like they are on the inside track, according to the Deloitte 2008 Ethics & Workplace survey.
From the Deloitte Press Release:
"… This year’s survey also reveals that there is a strong relationship between greater openness and transparency by leadership and ethical behavior at work. In fact, 84 percent of respondents agree that openness by leadership contributes to a more ethical workplace culture. Moreover, 68 percent said it would create a more values-based organization. …"
Internal blogs by management can be an excellent way to have transparency in the workplace. Executive blogs can be a means of communicating information through the organization from each Executives perspective and engage employees in discussion and feedback.
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