Our Core Values: Transparency

I have believed in four core principles for nearly my entire life.  When I found my faith… those four core principles were validated–and a fifth was added.  These core values are the foundation upon which Intellic Integration is built.  This post is part 1 of 5… to explain what our values are and why they matter.

  1. Authenticity
  2. Transparency
  3. Humility
  4. Expertise
  5. Faith-Based Servant Leadership

You can view the explanation of our core values here.

Transparency

Encourages us to be open about our business practices with employees and clients. We join organizations like CSIA (Control System Integrators Association) to stay up to date on best business practices, industry standards, and trends as well as conferences.

I have never really understood the value of playing games, talking out of both sides of the mouth, manipulating (using soft skills, Carnegie etc) or misrepresenting the truth when dealing with anyone–especially clients and colleagues.  I believe that transparency in all interactions is important.  At Intellic Integration, we tell it like it is.  We don’t sugar-coat things, we don’t mislead, we don’t manipulate and we definitely don’t talk out of both sides of our mouths.  What we do is respect that our colleagues and clients can handle the bare truth–that they want the raw data–that they appreciate and desire transparency in all interactions.

What Is Transparency?

  1. We tell it like it is…
  2. We are transparent about our skills
  3. We are transparent about our business practices
  4. We are transparent about our profitability
  5. We are transparent about our schedule
  6. We are transparent about our compensation
  7. We are transparent about our successes and our failures
  8. We are transparent about our expectations and how each of us are living up to them

Why Does It Matter?

  1. Transparency breaks down the walls that create uncertainty in and out of the office
  2. Transparency translates into expediency–especially, when you hire the right type of people (A Players)
  3. Transparency is profitable.  Colleagues know the expectations and this clarity translates into faster delivery times.  Clients have the information they need, when they need it–for better or worse
  4. Transparency builds trust.  When transparency breaks down the relationship then it means you are dealing with someone who does not value transparency in their own lives–these are not A Players… these are not the people you want on your team or in your portfolio
  5. Transparency cuts through the crud… no more sandwich techniques (start with something good, sandwich the growth opportunity in the middle, end with something good), Carnegie manipulations or whatever management technique is popular at the time

Transparency saves time, builds trust, increases efficiency and builds mutual respect at all levels of the organization–inside and out.  At Intellic Integration… Transparency is a very important core value–one we talk about every single day.  When someone joins our team they can be confident they haven’t had the wool pulled over their eyes.  When a client joins our portfolio, they can be confident that they will always have accurate, timely and clear information to make decisions.

Transparency matters… 

Thanks for reading,

Walker

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