Transparency - Risk To The Business Or Not

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  • 1. TransparencyRisk to the business or not?
    Kate Carruthers
    Social Business Summit Sydney
    March 2010
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    www.katecarruthers.com | © Kate Carruthers 2010
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    So what?
  • 3. an open society …
    Ensures that political leaders can be overthrown without the need for bloodshed
    Where individuals are confronted with personal decisions as opposed to a “magical or tribal or collectivist society”
    Source: Karl Popper
    "The Open Society and Its Enemies, Volume One", Routledge (1945, reprint 2006), chapter 10 part I
  • 4. these are not the same thing…
  • 5. 5
    “Transparency doesn't magically make organizations more egalitarian and flat;
    it makes the asymmetries of power and hierarchy more visible.”
    Source: Michael Schrage
    http://blogs.hbr.org/schrage/2010/03/is-honesty-the-best-policy-in.html
  • 6. asymmetries of power …