Thursday, September 23, 2010

Whistle blowing – The Psychological Paradox

Excerpts via Sonia Jaspal's RiskBoard.
In recent years the challenges mentioned on failure of whistle blowing procedures is that there is no protection against retaliation, socially the individual is ostracized and professionally the individual does not get another job thereby simply reaching a dead end in their careers. However, I think we are unable to see the forest from the trees.
My concern is that the basic premise of whistle blowing – “a person having a moral character to go against authority figures” -is something to be questioned. I am bringing here the various psychological studies conducted which prove that normally a person will not undertake a whistle blowing activity. The percentage of human beings who will have this level of moral development are insignificant.
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