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.
We all know what blowing the whistle is. If you see something wrong, say something. Yet those seven words can be interpreted in so many different ways.
Many employees have a 'Roger Story'. Some have told theirs. Others are still building up the courage to do so.
News of the day is that not only do we need whistleblowers, but we need protections in place to ensure they can come forward and not be persecuted for speaking up and doing the right thing.
People today are not shy about expressing their feelings when it comes to something they feel very passionate about. Gone are the days of keeping quiet about a company's political agenda or leadership views - especially if agendas and views are seen as propaganda or ethically wrong.