Our Transparency Promise
by Hannah Barrett, on February 25, 2021
The Importance of Transparency
Transparency within an organization is imperative for building the trust needed for openly communicating, sharing, and collaborating as effectively as possible. Transparency is one of the important oils which make the organizational machine run smoothly, and fairly, as well as a key ingredient for success. Open communication leaves employees feeling valued, as they should.
What Transparency Means to Us
Here at Arkatechture, we pride ourselves on clear and transparent communication throughout the organization. To ensure this, we have a transparency clause in place. We encourage our employees to speak openly and early if they ever feel dissatisfied in their role, so that we can discuss options and come up with solutions. It is important to us that every single employee is satisfied in their role, feels valued, and comfortable.
We have bi-weekly meetings with managers where our employees have a designated time to communicate what is going well, what could be going better, and anything at all that they would like to share. We also have monthly company-wide meetings just for anyone to share concerns, ideas, and any feedback they would like. This open communication and feedback continually helps us to be the best we can be.
We promise to match this same openness and transparency with our employees in return. If we see areas that could be improved, we communicate this, and find ways to coach our employees, figure out what they individually need, and how we can help them to perform at their best. In some cases, we transition employees into another role within our company where they may be a better fit. If we do decide to separate from an employee, we promise to give a full 30 day notice to allow them plenty of time to plan, and give paid time to interview elsewhere while they find a new spot. We have also assisted employees in finding new work.
Putting the time and effort into making your employees feel valued and heard is one of the most important things you can do in running a successful business.