Companies are scrambling to come to grips with the recently upgraded COVID-19 to a global pandemic. Employees are scared and uncertain of what is expected of them, and how action, or inaction of their employer, will affect them.
"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." ~ Maya Angelou Today around the world, women are standing up for each other in celebration of International Women's Day.
Lack of communication! It's a phrase that's often heard in the workplace. Office-dwellers have said it, even more of us have heard it. But how does this phrase translate into the success of a whistleblower hotline or ethics reporting program?
Whistleblowers play a very important and needed role in society and the industries they are blowing the whistle against. But sometimes, the very act of blowing the whistle may bring retaliation or other negative effects to the whistleblower.
Emotions are running very high right now after the death of Dr. Li Wenliang, who warned China early on of the coronavirus, and was "reprimanded for rumor-mongering". What happens when you silence a whistleblower?