Whistle Blower

Knowledge Center



Summary, forum, best practices, expert tips and information sources.

 

Summary

What is a Whistle Blower? Meaning.

A Whistle Blower is an employee or former employee who publicly alleges or reports to government agencies misconduct of his own company (or government agency) in the hope of stopping it. Generally the corporate misconduct is a legal violation or a threat to public interest, such as dishonesty, fraud, health or safety violations, corruption or misleading or unethical practices


Almost invariably whistleblowers act out of conscience, as selfless martyrs for public interest, corporate accountability or corporate responsibility, but some people view them as either "snitches" or as people pursuing personal glory and fame. Whistle blowing often leads to short but fierce media attention, which can cause substantial damage to the corporate reputation and even to corporate value.


Although theoretically these people are protected by law in some jurisdictions, in practice it is not uncommon that whistle blowers are ostracized by their co-workers (who fear they might lose their jobs), discriminated against by future potential employers, and fired or demoted by their own organization.


Special Interest Group

Join

Whistle Blowers Special Interest Group.



Special Interest Group (30 members)

Forum

New Topic

Forum about Whistle Blowers.


What if You and Your Boss Don't Get Along Well?
If you don't get along, dislike or even hate your superior, that is an awkward situation to be in. Sometimes this situat (...)
16
 
13 reactions
🔥 NEW Dealing with an Office Snitch or Tell-tale
Snitches in the workplace are odious. They are the people who secretly tell the management that someone else has done so (...)
5
 
1 reactions
Preparing to Blow the Whistle: How to Be Competently Courageous
Everybody knows that when a courageous person challenges people in powerful positions or entire organizations, bad thing (...)
3
 
0 reactions
When to Become a Whistle Blower
If there is something which is against humanity or morally wrong or having negative impact on large number of public the (...)
0
 
0 reactions
Best Practices

Sign up

The top-rated topics about Whistle Blowers. Here you will find the most valuable ideas and practical suggestions.


Expert Tips

Sign up

Advanced insights about Whistle Blowers. Here you will find professional advices by experts.


Information Sources

Sign up

Various sources of information regarding Whistle Blowers. Here you will find powerpoints, videos, news, etc. to use in your own lectures and workshops.


8 Steps to Create Organizational Transparency as a Leader

Organizational Transparency, Corporate Transparency, Open Door, Candor, Whistleblower
This presentation outlines 6 steps to become efficiently transparent as a leader. The presentation includes the followin (...)

Exceptional Speech by then 13 year-old Severn Suzuki at the UN, 2008 on Environmental and Social Responsibility

Environmental Responsibility, Social Responsibility
At the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development 2008, a 13 years old child, speaking for ECO, the Enviro (...)
NewsVideosPresentationsBooksMore

Compare with: Crisis Management  |  Corporate Accountability  |  Corporate Responsibility  |  Corporate Sustainability  |  Stakeholder Value Perspective  |  Public Relations  |  Lap Dog Theory  |  Guard Dog Theory  |  Watch Dog Model

Special Interest Group

Are you interested in Whistle Blowers? Sign up for free

Notify your students

Copy this into your study materials:

and add a hyperlink to:

Link to this knowledge center

Copy this HTML code to your web site:

 
 

Return to Management Hub: Change & Organization  |  Communication & Skills  |  Ethics & Responsibility  |  Finance & Investing  |  Human Resources


More on Management  |  Return to Management Dictionary  | 

 

This ends our Whistle Blower summary and forum.



About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
2021 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.7 - Last updated: 22-1-2021. All names of their owners.