Myths and Masks of Legislative Policy for Whistleblower Protection and how behavioural insights can assist in creating new standards of best practice. Over the last couple of weeks I participated in two events at opposite ends of the world, paralleled in focusing on whistleblowing and how to protect those who speak out. What became… Continue reading Myths And Masks Of Legislative Protection For Whistleblowers
When people have the ability to voice their opinions and have formal processes available to them why do we so often see that they refrain from doing so? Several theories of group behaviour, from Janis’s (1972) groupthink to threat rigidity (Staw, Sandelands, & Dutton, 1981), have shown that forces come into play that often limit… Continue reading The Power Punch That Silences Voice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvUZQ_FRkak Virtue may have its place, but when the executioner’s hand is near, weep your victim-hood as softly as you can. As a whistleblower who ‘won’ an eleven year war of attrition and secured justice I have been released from the entrapment of victimhood although I have been victimised. My work involves tireless campaigning to… Continue reading Whistleblowers – Reluctant Heroes
I attended the StandUpForTruth event at Birbeck University last Monday. http://standupfortruth.org/ A panel of whistleblowers sat on stage sharing their own stories of speaking truth to power and the resultant pain of being punished for doing the right thing and in the public interest. They, like most whistleblowers, including myself had felt unprotected, betrayed and abandoned. The… Continue reading Activist, Advocate, Advocist – which of these will unlock the doors to Whistleblowing legislative policy makers?
On the 2nd and 3rd of Sept 2015, I attended The International Behavioural Insights Conference in London. Hosted by the UK government’s ‘Nudge Unit’ (Behavioural Insights Team), the event included world renowned speakers such as Steve Pinker, Dan Ariely, Max Bazerman, Richard Thaler and Daniel Kahneman. I attended because in my experience, both as a… Continue reading Whistleblowing Policies – Fifty Shades of Grey
Corporate wrongdoing, political scandals, abuse and more are featured regularly and prominently in news reports. Despite the many publications on ethics research there is still much to be done to acquire a body of knowledge that will impact real-world behaviour. Because most of us are influenced by those around us when we make moral judgements… Continue reading Who do you love? Wrongdoers or Whistleblowers?
‘Just as the whistleblower defies so many – not only the rest of the company, but the auditors and everyone who accepted the firm while it apparently did well – the whistleblower presents a challenge to us all.’ Read the full article here: SpeakOut SpeakUp Whistleblowing as Doing the Right Thing 050615