Whistleblowers actually have a lot of power. They just aren't aware of it. In a recent survey by the Ethics & Compliance Initiative, nearly a third of participants who were surveyed, who did witness misconduct, chose not to report it.
Today is National Whistleblower Day. There are so many whistleblowers in history who who stood up about misconduct and spoke up to tell their story. They did this because they knew it was the right thing to do. But it wasn't easy.
You just received a whistleblower report... now what do you do? The best course of action is to act on it as soon as possible. The worst thing you can do is ignore the fact that an employee came forward to report on an alleged wrongdoing in the company.