18 Mar 2017
It stands to reason that relationships work better when they’re based on openness and transparency. It means we’re more likely to talk about the things that matter to the person or people we share out lives with, without hiding or leaving anything out.
Not only does being open mean we’re open to new ideas and new thoughts, it also means we’re open to finding new ways to work, open to new people, open through communication, open and willing to listen to others without passing judgment on what they say.
Being open also means we’re more likely to engage people in conversation without drawing them into debate, but introducing dialogue instead. Being open allows others to come into our conversations, without us putting or needing to put barriers up.
When we’re open we’re not afraid to face challenges through others’ ideas. We’re open and will consider other people’s thoughts and opinions; we allow ourselves to mediate through wide ranging conversations. Being open allows us to think about things; to hear our own voice and to speak our own truth. Being open also allows us to be who we are, without pretending to others that we’re someone we’re not.
Being open will bring us more peace, but decide to add transparency to being open and that’s even better. Being open and transparent allows us to work in a way that naturally enables others to see what we’re doing. We’re more likely to discuss what we’re doing with others. It also means we’re continually happy to let others know that we have nothing to hide.
Being transparent allows others to see how we are as a person. It allows us to be open and honest about who we are. With transparency, there is no façade and no thrills with us, no airs and graces; what you see is what you get and we’re not afraid to show it.
Being open and transparent is a state of mind, a lifestyle choice that incorporates our general behaviour and how we choose to behave, more than if we used any specific tool.