Cooperation and truth
For some people, the fundamental value to profoundly enjoy acting together is only one: truth. Truth is difficult to say and difficult to receive. But when groups of people are transparent to each other, everybody who’s not enjoying the cooperation may stop and let other participants continue. When transparency ends, frauds, hoaxes and the like are a good example to make you think about an apparent respectful and trusted collaboration that in reality is only egoism. If you have nothing to hide, why not being transparent?
TO SOLVE A CONFLICT WITH THE TRANSPARENCY CONDITION:
Find the missing secret, exposing everyone’s point of view in complete freedom. Be careful with this methodology and be ready to accept apparent unpleasant truths.
KEY TRANSPARENCY PRACTICES
Auto-evaluation, feedback, follow-up, information sharing
Transparency is nowadays a hard theme, privacy is sacred but at the same time the way social networks spread important personal data led to big changes. If we consider specific methodologies like auto-evaluation, feedback and follow-up we can see that transparency may be raised and -in a tolerant climate appreciating diversity- help the sharing of different individual point of views or more comprehension between participants.
A good information sharing, an “active” form of transparency, may be a great enhancer of the diversity potential, the birth of mutual comprehension and subsequent good trust and relation between participants.
Be careful with transparency as a sudden truth could enhance the conflict potential of diversity instead.