How do you feel when someone hides the truth?
I've worked in organizations that had upper management who, well, kept secrets. They knew about major moves. They planned major changes. But, they didn't tell us what was going on.
The truth can rattle your feelings, but how can you deal with it if you don't know it.
Successful supervisors know that their team members need to know the truth. What to expect.
Hiding the truth is temporary at best, because the truth will always bubble to the top. It will always emerge. Why not bring it out sooner, with integrity, honesty, and grace?
A hidden truth is not very helpful.
Real truth sees the light of day in time to shine value on the people involved.
Go for the value. Shine your light of truth.
-- Doug Smith