Don´t listen to the HiPPOs!
HiPPO is an acronym for the "highest paid person's opinion" or the "highest paid person in the office." The acronym is used to describe the tendency for lower-paid employees to defer to higher-paid employees when a decision has to be made.
The term can also be used to describe an organization's reliance on human instinct rather than data in the decision-making process.
"When it comes tho the quality of decision-making, pay level is irrelevant and experience is valuable only if it is used to frame a winning argument. In most companies, experience is the winning argument. We call these places "tenurocracies", because porquer derives from tenure, not merit". Extract from "How Google works" by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenber.
What if education and entrepreneurship are now a single, instead of separate sectors?
When you consume or work, you make a positive difference --not only in the bottom line, but also in your team, your division, your company and your society. What you buy and what you do at work are literal representations of what you believe in.
To go from saying, “I’ve got nothing to hide” to demonstrating that you literally have NOTHING to hide. Don’t just talk the talk, walk the walk. Put your money where your mouth is and provide clear examples of “value” and “culture”, without ambiguities and with real results.
Your history and legacy as a company isn’t just an asset. It might also be a liability. Consumers and employees that are more and more jaded prefer brands without tradition and history because they have nothing to hide. These companies are innocent at birth, and they have been born in a transparent world.