Values: Intention and Access
Transparency is currently seen as a tool of open information access in order to prevent or identify corruption, particularly with respect to government and other public institutions. However, as organizations become more distributed and lateral, intentions and access to information becomes crucial in all domains.

Transparency is fundamental to a human network’s ability to self-manage itself. It is the key to generating the higher levels of collaborative intelligence required to survive and succeed in the early 21st century global network that connects us all.

Ethical “goodness” of intention is the foundation for transparency, good governance, and organizational intelligence – it is a practical as well as a moral, matter as complexity and interdependence continue to accelerate
Transparency of Intention
Transparency and its benefits start here. To take advantage of people’s desire to do well for others, we extend the ethical range through ‘inattention’ and absence of ‘bad’ ethics into the spectrum of the positive intention to manage well for increasingly broad ethical categories up to ‘welfare of all’ (social as well economic bottom-lines). This intention to manage well to do good contrasts with the opposing intention to mismanage to conceal corruption. With an intention to maximize ethical value and good management, all the other dimensions of transparency become vital to that goal
Transparency of Access
In the external public sphere we live in as individuals and citizens, access to information is the cornerstone of transparency—the ability of people to “see” what their governments are doing. In the internal “public spheres” of organizations, the access by members to common information is essential to people’s ability to manage wisely and make local decisions in a context of shared understanding of the whole. Networks work when the presumption is information openness, with restriction the exception, for well-understood reasons

Some of the social ideas of transparency are pointed to in Wikipedia: