To act in a sensible way and to take ownership people need information and they certainly need crucial information. How can you feel the urge to act if you don’t know the facts and the numbers? How can you act in an effective way if you don’t have the information that is known and available within the company?
Reconsider the information you share. Share the maximum possible. Think long and hard before you label something as confidential. Is it really confidential or is this your ego speaking?
Use the intranet (or any other method) to share as much information as possible about the company, its vision and strategy, results, feedback from clients, best practices, who is who, who is an expert in what and so on.
Allow people to add information!
When you want to encourage responsibility and ownership.