Additional, they should know the reason on whistle blowers report to external instead of internal is lack of trust on company policy. Therefore, if company wants to encourage the internal whistle blowing, it should improve their code of ethics and organizational environment.
This criteria seems support to internal whistleblowing, perhaps because it might cause loss to the company if whistleblowing externally. However, if one’s superiors in the organization were directly or indirectly involved in the offending action or policy, it might make things worse and put the whistleblower at great personal risk (Hoffman and McNulty, 2010). The appropriateness of whistleblowing depends to a large extent on the circumstances. A good theory of whistleblowing should provide guideline in how to minimize harm to any stakeholders of an organization. The focus should on how to attain the most ethical resolution rather instead of depend on the position of the person to whom one reports the malpractice to determine the validity of whistleblowing.
Unfortunately, one is relying on their own view of a good person truly is, and by doing so, may not become moral. This can be related to the issue of whistleblowing because it has an effect on what people see as right and wrong, and in the case of virtue ethics, what other people have done in the same situation. For example, if I believe that humans should not have any secrets from each other, based on my moral role model or personal opinion, I should share all sensitive information with the world since secrets are
Whistleblowing should be part of an ethics training which should include a message from the CEO or the owner of the business, that emphasize an ethical business practise, the code of ethics and decision making by including ethical consideration into strategic planning. By inducting an ethical business practise, the need for whistleblowers will not be needed, but there are always someone that cross the line. Therefore, by encouraging whistleblowing and supervise departmental and corporate performance concerning ethical questions. Whistleblowing is an ethical procedure when there is clear evidence of serious evidence, that will harm the public and the blower has tried to find an internal solution to effect change. The whistleblower who is associated with the unethical activity has a moral responsibility to do the right thing.
King emphasizes the fact that one must follow just laws to avoid anarchy and respect the rights of other human beings. However, he and others have a “moral responsibility” to fight against unjust laws for the benefit of society. He states that individual “who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law” as they are adjusting the basic intent of the law to realign with its moral law through the form of civil disobedience. It is important to note that this view is not ‘new’ or radical according to King. Legality is a very arbitrary term within a historical context as King points out that what the Nazi’s did was legal while what the “Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was "illegal.
Professional in large organization: Loyalty, dissent, and whistleblowing People have a moral obligation to prevent serious harm to the public that might come with little cost or at a cost of their professional career. Whistleblowing is an act of expressing misconduct, alleged dishonesty or illegal activities either within an organization or publicly by an individual or a group. In an organization, there are different sectors that perform their specific tasks. As a human, we all have a moral obligation to act on behalf of public good whether we are professionals or not. Whistleblowing, a topic of controversy generally raises several ethical issues in the society because of its multifaceted nature and the different perceptions of people towards
I agree with with exercising your right to freedom of speech. I believe we should have the right to freedom of speech and we shouldn’t be censored from what we can say and where we can say it. In my opinion this amendment is one of the most valuable ones. This amendment allows you to speak your mind and lets you express your ideas to the world. The reason i think freedom of speech shouldn 't be censored is because we use it in everyday life.
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) provides a very clear and thorough Code of Ethics, which serves as a good definition of ethical journalism. According to this code, an ethical journalist must try to minimize any potential harm done to people directly involved with the event being reported. Such a journalist should also act independently of any personal biases, and be responsive to any criticism of their work. Finally, a truly ethical journalist must seek to find and report the truth (Society). Common sense reaffirms these guidelines.
“They need to be able to help their team members believe in the value of full engagement and inspire them to pursue it on a personal level” (BlessingWhite, 2008, p. 21). Corporate Responsibility Corporate culture is important to maintaining organizational controls. Through corporate culture, a company can promote values, beliefs, and ethics. Everyone has their own individual values, beliefs, and ethics, but as an organization, it must enforce ethics through its senior leaders, codes of conducts, and compliance programs. Just as companies can have negative impact on individuals, it can also have a positive effect on its workers.
As Law becomes society value so does ethical standard because every person is a value to society, and society has a right to protect this value, and even against his or her will. (Pollock, 2010) Concerning terrorism, the issues of ethical standard are extremely valuable because persons do not commit the act of terror in isolation. Terrorism requires context, victim, and ethical standard suggest that we need to understand the conditions and environments that encourage people to become terrorist. (Micheal C. Braswell, 2005) By setting ethical standard, we not only become aware and responsive to moral and ethical issues. We also begin developing critical thinking and analytical expertise.