The “open door” policy is ubiquitous in the business world, but following through on that practice can be a challenge. Many of us set out with the best intentions, but when we’re at the point of crossing the proverbial threshold, we chicken out.
Sound familiar? Don’t worry; you're in good company. This week we're sharing some of our favorite insights on infusing transparency, and creating a culture of constructive, consistent feedback in the office.
- Rethinking the Open Door Policy (Inc.)
- Honesty is the Best Policy: How to Encourage Employees to Give You Feedback (The Daily Muse)
- The Lost Art of Candor in the Workplace (Help Scout)
- Feedback: A Game of Give and Take (Sheila Heen, IESE Business School)
Whether your door is physical or virtual, creating a feedback-friendly environment doesn't have to be scary. Keep these links handy for the next time you're feeling squeamish about testing out that open door policy, and you'll find transparency in the office opens the door to a collaborative, successful, workplace environment.