Each year, the coaches in my company speak with many leaders who have been involved in a whistle blowing process. The trend seems to be growing as more companies are adopting whistleblowing processes and more staff are becoming inclined to use them.
I thought it might be useful to outline how to manage this process in an organization. The whistle blowing process is important and effective but not yet a perfect system. The employee who blows the whistle, the subject of the complaint and those who are interviewed may experience significant stress throughout the whistle blowing process.