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The Jazz Process: Collaboration, Innovation, and Agility by Adrian Cho

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Chapter 8. Act Transparently

“The spirit of jazz is thespirit of openness.”

—Herbie Hancock

Transparency in the Execution Cycle

In most disciplines, sometimes it is vital for the rest of the team to follow through on one person’s initiative—or, as I’ve referred to it previously, a navigational command. It might be a base hit with the score tied and two out in the late innings of the seventh game of the World Series. It could be a critical bid for a large contract that could save a company teetering on the brink of financial ruin. Success in such vital situations can depend greatly on transparency. Transparency can improve the strength and speed of execution. As we noted in Chapter 4, “Build Trust and Respect,” transparency speeds up the process ...

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