Transparency: Turning Complexity To Clarity

June 28, 2022
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Session
Dates OfferedTimeLocationTarget Audience
June 28, 20229:30 – 11:00 a.m.Virtual Classroom via ZoomAll WashU Managers (with at least one staff direct report)

Transparency is the global currency. Transparency is a required element for building, instilling and inspiring trust in relationships, on teams, in organizations and communities.
Transparency turns complexity to clarity because in practice being transparent makes things clear, easily understood, obvious, open, recognized, candid, frank, not hidden.
Hidden agendas are not transparent. Hidden agendas obscure and prevent distinctly seeing through or detecting what is going on.

A lack of transparency in an organization slows things down, increases costs and fuels suspicion. This is a tax. Being transparent in an organization speeds things up, reduces cost and cultivates a culture of trust. This is a dividend.

We will discuss the challenges/barriers to being transparent, and offer practice strategies for increasing the smart skill of transparency.

Facilitator: Edie Varley

Edie Varley is a speaker, advisor, educator and the founder of The Varley Group where she drives an outcome-based mission to transform human potential into constructive contribution. In her practice, she uses systems thinking initiatives to identify needs and establish outcome-based objectives. Her work has benefited individuals and corporations – from privately held to Fortune 500 alike.

Prior to founding The Varley Group in 2000, she served for 25 years in the business of chemical manufacturing where she started in sales and ultimately led the company as CEO and owner. During her tenure, Edie helped people find the meaning in their work and the value in their contribution and as CEO led the company to double-digit net operating profit.

Edie earned her undergraduate degree and MBA (OLIN) from Washington University.

An important note: Our goal in Learning and Development is to create the same level of rich engagement in our virtual classroom as we do in our in-person classes. Therefore, the day of the session:

  • Ensure you’re in an environment that will allow you to participate fully! This will be an interactive session and your contribution is important.
  • Turn off your email and phone notifications to avoid distractions.
  • Be camera ready! Participants are expected to have their cameras on during the entire session.
  • Have a pen and paper ready.
  • Log in early to the session through the Zoom link.

Once registered in Learn@Work, you will receive a Zoom invitation for the date/time selected; instructions will be included in the invitation.

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