This may be a controversial opinion, but I firmly believe that information should only ever be shared on a need-to-know basis.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for openness and transparency.
But there’s a point where TMI (apparently that’s what the kids say for ‘too much information) infects our daily lives.
I’m not suggesting we harbour secrets from one another, but there’s a danger that we tell everyone everything in order to absolve ourselves from any responsibility.
It’s a little like the warnings on hot apple pies or Champagne corks.
They pass the buck of responsibility onto the recipient of the information.
In a business sense, the more we tell other people about the challenge we face, the more it seems like it’s no longer our problem to solve.
Try to think about what people need to know, rather than assuming that information overload is best.