Transparency

Written by Gavin Palmer

I have read about the value of transparency at Gitlab and default to transparency at Buffer. I want to experiment with transparency more at HeroLFG.

I think there is greater risk of wasting time and attention when people communicate privately. I hope that a policy of transparency will encourage people to be more careful with their words which should translate into being more respectful of other people’s time. I also want to be able to share the things people are saying with the whole team so that they are able to provide feedback.

I don’t enjoy pointing out the mistakes people are making unsolicited. But because we are humans, we are certainly making mistakes.

If you want our team to try and identify mistakes you are making, you will need to join the discord server and speak to us in a public way.

If you think I (Gavin Palmer) am making mistakes, you can use the discord server to connect with me and help me understand your perspective.

References

Attention Posts

I wrote My Paths Forward Policy in June 2020, and I said I would communicate with people who reach out to me on my discord server.

I wrote Ending the War on Drugs in August 2020, and I claimed that the atrocity which is the war on drugs continues to this day because we do not pay attention to the most important information.

I wrote Minerval Arts in September 2020, and I expressed a desire to facilitate conversations between people.

I wrote Love and Sense Making in November 2020, and I said that we can measure our love based on our attention.

I wrote Advertising is Fishing for People in December 2020, and I said that I want to facilitate education so that individuals can recognize mistakes they are making.

I wrote My Attention in March 2021, and I started thinking more about attention filters.

I wrote Using Words for Good in March 2021, and I recognized that people will sometimes have an emotional response to certain trigger words.

I wrote How I Create Content and Why in April 2021, and I recommended that people create blog posts which can be updated and version controlled.