Alan Kelly, Ireland’s former Minister for the Environment, presented a report back in 2015 concerning a lack of transparency in planning procedures and poor record keeping. He understood transparency as a function of good governance, which also protected the planning authority against allegations of abuse.
In business, transparency is just as critical and forms an essential pillar of good governance as well as good employee relations. One way to build quality, well-governed employee relations is to offer transparent and visible employee recognition.
Transparent, visible recognition means that whenever and however recognition is given, it is done in an open, equitable and accountable manner. Transparency encourages all forms of recognition offered by a company to be open and known by every member of the workforce, and therefore, to be visible to all.