The Significance of Worker Voice in Business and Society

Time and time again, experience has shown how important it is, to business and society, for individuals to speak up when they encounter problems or wrongdoing in the workplace.  The scandal at WorldCom broke only after employees publicly blew the whistle on executives.[1]  An Enron employee reported problems to the IRS in 1999, long before the firm’s failure in 2001 and, some speculate, early enough to have allowed the firm to survive if the problems had been addressed.[2]  In the wake of scandal, Volkswagen offered internal immunity to employees who blew the whistle regarding cheating on emissions tests … Read more