Whistleblowing: Why It Should be Embraced and How to Make it Effective

by Evil HR Lady on July 17, 2019

In movies, whistleblowers uncover deep, dark company or political secrets: greedy corporate fatcats who will happily kill small children in the hopes of increasing shareholder profits. Naturally, managers hate whistleblowers and will do anything to stop them.

While obviously, such things do exist (and are the reason we need whistleblower protection laws), using the word whistleblower tends to make people think they are risking their livelihood if they expose problems at work. As such, why take the risk on something that may well be minor?

You actually want employees to bring up problems as soon as possible, and you don’t want them to have any fear in doing so. You’ll want to create a whistleblower program where employees can report problems anonymously and easily, but you also want to change your company culture so that reporting problems is seen as a good thing and not a bad thing.

Here’s what to do.

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Micha Elyi July 18, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Bosses who don’t want to hear bad news eventually never get told the bad news.

Bosses must resist the easy way out of leading their honest employees into temptation to bear false witness, either by commission or omission. Else, the millstone (Luke 17:1-2, in this case “the little ones” are the boss’s underlings).

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