Whistleblowers: A very special kind of bs detector
This article features Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel, Dana Gold, and was originally published here.
Corporate America thinks about whistleblowers all wrong.
At most companies today, whistleblowers are treated like traitors instead of what they really are– your bravest and most loyal employees. The data shows that companies that create an environment where whistleblowing is encouraged and respected actually do better in multiple dimensions: they have a better culture, they get sued less, and they actually perform better on the bottom line. So the question enlightened leaders should be asking themselves is “how do we encourage MORE whistleblowing?”