How often have you heard the phrase “I am like a mushroom, kept in the dark and fed BS”? THis phrase is one of frustration from team members identifying the concern that they do not know what they are working on, why it is important, or how it will contribute to success. Often they are not even aware of the components that must be integrated to achieve the program objectives. It has been proven time and again through numerous examples of failed projects that compartmentalizing people and providing limited information leaves them unsure of their contribution and unable to take advantage of opportunities available to them by understanding the overall vision of the effort. Keeping team members in the dark increases risk for both threats and opportunities and creates a scenario of distrust between team members.