Don't let the title fool you. Everyone has been given the freedom, and power, of speech. It's something that can't be taken away from us.
Simply put, a Code of Conduct explains the expectations of employee's actions and how they positively, or negatively affect a company's assets and reputation.
Employee silence could cost a company big bucks!
Our last post talked about how whistleblowing can be a pretty scary ride for many. An emotional roller coaster that takes the whistleblower on a twisting ride of jumbled emotions, varying degrees of fear and worry about their future.
Better hang on. This could get scary! Many employees are reluctant to reveal illegal or dangerous acts committed by their employer. This could be because many fear losing their job, or they worry about the impact the very act of whistleblowing would have on their careers.
Toning by example. Because everyone is in it together! Employees will learn what's acceptable workplace behaviour by taking cues from leadership. How a leader conducts themselves in the workplace plays a part in how a company culture is created within an organization. If management doesn't lead with integrity, employees are not likely to report on any unethical conduct. Here's five reasons why: