When I was in grammar school, I hid behind a schoolmate who sat in the first desk in the front row of the class. The reign of the average held sway throughout our country in the 70s, 80s, and 90s of last century and mediocracy was triumphant. People didn’t want to be transparent since whoever was transparent or different could have troubles with other people’s envy. Innovators were seen to be like Don Quijote – someone fighting with windmills.

However, today we have to be different and innovative. If we want to be recognized globally, we have a lot of tools to help us achieve that. I think that transparency is one of the best, most important ways to be seen as being different. Each individual (worker) can achieve higher responsibility through transparency. Each person can reveal his values through transparency and reflect his/her culture. The more creative we are, the better personal presentations we have, the more easily we can be recognized globally – as individuals, groups or companies.

I have joined some social media sites, such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, etc. I wanted to reconnect with my schoolmates (of the 70s and 80s) on those sites, but found just a few of them (about 3 %). Online, I found The Theory of Alan Smith, which gave me a new direction to follow. I started to publish many more posts, photos, and films on the internet with my name in tags, and I felt a lot of responsibility for the form and value of my submissions. Although I have only a very small budget for promoting, I have already had appreciable results. I get at least one response from a new customer per week.

I consulted with a manufacturing company last week, and I found workflows which have no clearly formulated responsibilities for working activities. I also found one activity that has two workers responsible for that job, a situation that is almost certain to result in conflicts. Moreover, I couldn’t find any transparent data about any of the workers on the internet. Such unformulated and unregulated arrangements certainly leave considerable room for improvement.

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