We have worked hard to foster a culture of openness at Aurora Worldwide LTD. Many business leaders err when dealing with transparency. They only share on a need-to-know basis, creating many problems that could easily be avoided. In general, we have found that honesty and transparency prove to be worthwhile in almost every professional situation.
Trust is perhaps the most important reason honesty is important. If you are constantly demonstrating questionable ethics, how can you expect others to trust you? When the going gets tough, they may be less motivated to pull together. Trust is more valuable than any gain you may achieve by being dishonest.
Another issue with low transparency is that it results in communication silos. At Aurora Worldwide LTD, we work in a fast-paced industry. We need our people to have the full picture when they make decisions. Minimal transparency would only result in errors from not being on the same page.
Finally, being open and honest will simply make other people happier. It’s better for you and for your business. Compartmentalizing and being deceptive are stressful activities. Don’t let the temptation of short-term gain lead you into the world of trouble caused by dishonesty.
Doing business openly and with integrity has only helped us at Aurora Worldwide LTD. You can find more tips on business ethics on our website, http://www.auroraworldwide.co.uk.