The Best Work Cultures Use the #1 Problem-Solving Technique: Candor

Whether you work at an agency, startup, traditional corporate company, or for yourself, one essential value to cultivate in your work environment is candor.

Former SquareSpace COO Jesse Hertzberg credits professional candor, in other words a culture centered around speaking the truth, with the nourishment of courage and risk-taking in employees as well as the crucial enlightenment of decision makers about their risks and opportunities. Candor surfaces valuable ideas that might not be expressed in a less open environment, and asks hard questions so every important choice is fully informed.

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