Promoting Whistle-Blower Engagement: Fostering a Culture of Fearless Reporting for Staff to Uncover Irregularities


This research focuses on the concept of whistle-blower activity and proposes methods to encourage staff members of companies to report irregularities without fear of facing negative consequences. Whistleblowing plays a crucial role in preventing and exposing wrongdoing, safeguarding the public interest, and upholding accountability and integrity across sectors. However, whistle-blowers often face significant personal and professional risks when speaking up. The findings highlight several strategies that boards can employ to promote whistle-blower engagement. Firstly, implementing robust hotline regulations can provide a structured and confidential reporting channel for employees. Additionally, boards must ensure effective management of the whistleblowing process, adhering to established guidelines and protocols. Establishing an independent internal team to handle whistle-blower reports, in collaboration with the hotline committee, can enhance transparency and impartiality. Moreover, organizations should adopt a comprehensive whistle-blowing approach by establishing a secure safety hotline. This enables employees and others within the organization to confidentially report any suspected wrongdoing through various communication channels while ensuring the protection of their personal information and allegations. The collected data can then be shared with relevant individuals within the firm for appropriate follow-up actions. By implementing these measures, organizations can foster a culture that encourages staff members to report irregularities they are aware of, thereby mitigating the fear of repercussions and promoting a proactive approach to addressing wrongdoing. Ultimately, this research underscores the importance of creating an environment that values and protects whistle-blowers, reinforcing the principles of accountability and integrity in both the public and private sectors.

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Rattasapa Chureemas, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

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Conference: KAMC2023
Stream: Other

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Chureemas R. (2023) Promoting Whistle-Blower Engagement: Fostering a Culture of Fearless Reporting for Staff to Uncover Irregularities ISSN: 2436-0503 – The Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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