Last week, I suggested that companies would be well advised to stop playing head-games with compensation and just let everyone know what everyone else is making.

Needless to say, there wasn't a chorus of "amen" from managers. All too many so-called "leaders" believe they'd be powerless without secrets and manipulation.

Ironically, there's plenty of evidence that the opposite is the case and that transparency, rather than secrecy, makes an organization more flexible and powerful.

With that in mind, here's an infographic from the group productivity firm Weekdone describing the positive effects of transparency at work.