Transparency vs. Too Much Information

In policing, the balance between providing the public with information and maintaining appropriate confidentiality is a constant challenge. This post, shares great information.

How much is Too much?

The 16%

Transparency has been the hot-button word since the emergence of social media, but is there such a thing as giving out too much information?

Case and point: I went to St. Lucia a few months ago (be very jealous), and when we were waiting to board our plane, a man’s voice came over the speaker system at the airport and said,

“Ladies and gentlemen, we are ready to board the flight, but we are waiting on an employee who is apparently running late to work. Once that employee arrives, we’ll resume as normal.”

Did he just throw a fellow employee under the bus? And more importantly, what does that say about the company?

To make matters worse, a handful of us ended up arriving to our destination two hours late and missing our connecting flight. Although the customers knew exactly why it happened, it still didn’t leave us good feelings…

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