Team Empowerment - What Information to Share?

The sharing of information requires us to alter our prior beliefs about what people need to know. If one is being asked to accept more responsibility and accountability for work performance, then one must be given more resources to affect that performance.  

Historically, information has been guarded and held closely at various levels of the organization, each level perceiving that to share that information would be to compromise it. Additionally, information has generally been regarded as power, with those holding the information regarded as more powerful. Power actually increases as more people are included in the organization's thinking processes.Think about what information you have been given in the past and consider what new information would help you to see your work in a new light.

If a leader is willing to share the power that information represents, people hear more clearly than any words can express - that this leader is reducing the barriers and including people into the circle of influence and involvement.