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What is whistleblowing and how does it work? Why fear it? And how can a robust speak up system bring benefits for both the company, its workforce, and society?
Whistleblowers, in the main, are not narcissistic attention-seekers, betraying their colleagues. Research shows that they tend to be people who have a regulatory obligation to report, or feel a strong duty to the norms of their profession. They act out of a desire to stop wrongdoing and prevent it from recurring. And they do so often with great concern about whether their actions will harm their colleagues, or the image of the organisation that they want to protect.
Adopting robust whistleblowing procedures can enable organisations to avoid damage to reputation that accompanies a situation where a whistleblower feels ignored by management and compelled to take a matter public. Whistleblowing procedures should also reduce the prospects of the whistleblower suffering damaging repercussions.
Whistleblowing Procedure: A CoBS Research – the third in a series of Council on Business & Society condensed learning capsules inspired from internationally published research in the fields of CSR, management and leadership, HR, finance and reporting, social enterprise, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and sustainable business practices.
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