Some of us are better at keeping secrets than others. Sometimes in the business world, those who are not as good at keeping secrets must learn the art of secret keeping. I imagined how wrong things may go for those who are not so good at keeping secrets when working with organizations where confidentiality is of absolute high priority.
There are always things about an organization that you should never talk about, but I have never worked with an organization where I could not talk about any of the practices that were performed. For the first time, I signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). The act of keeping secrets for business matters is much different than for personal matters.
As I was signing the NDA, I thought of the two different ways people could possibly perceive this. For those who are categorized as ‘not so good at keeping secrets’ may think “I am now legally binded to secrecy.” On the contrary, those who are categorized as ‘good at keeping secrets’ may think “I have now been given the trust and opportunity to learn the insides works of an organization where the practices are of higher confidentiality.” It’s all a matter of perspective here, but a confidentiality is imperative.