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Transparency - Risk To The Business Or Not

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Discussion of issues related to transparency for business at the Social Business Summit Sydney
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Transparency - Risk To The Business Or Not

  1. 1. TransparencyRisk to the business or not?<br />Kate Carruthers<br />Social Business Summit Sydney<br />March 2010<br />1<br />www.katecarruthers.com | © Kate Carruthers 2010<br />
  2. 2. www.katecarruthers.com | © Kate Carruthers 2010<br />2<br />So what?<br />
  3. 3. an open society …<br />Ensures that political leaders can be overthrown without the need for bloodshed<br />Where individuals are confronted with personal decisions as opposed to a “magical or tribal or collectivist society”<br />Source: Karl Popper<br />"The Open Society and Its Enemies, Volume One", Routledge (1945, reprint 2006), chapter 10 part I<br />
  4. 4. these are not the same thing…<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />“Transparency doesn't magically make organizations more egalitarian and flat; <br />it makes the asymmetries of power and hierarchy more visible.”<br />Source: Michael Schrage<br />http://blogs.hbr.org/schrage/2010/03/is-honesty-the-best-policy-in.html<br />
  6. 6. asymmetries of power …<br />

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