The author’s main point of the author was to explore the probable effect of the current legal developments on organizational whistleblowing on the autonomy and accountability of whistleblowers.
The reasoning/evidence that was provided was that whistleblowing policies and legislations are highly executed in organizations and legal constituencies respectively. The key objective of these policies is to enable individuals in organizations to raise any complaints about wrongdoings so that they can be corrected and protect whistleblowers when they raise such complaints(Tsahuridu, and Wim 116). The reasoning is that organizational whistleblowing policies can be one way through which an organization can improve the moral autonomy of individuals in the organizational context. They are therefore presented as organizational safeguards for the individuation of a worker. Whistleblowing policies enable workers to work as moral agents who are accountable for their undertakings. Additionally, it enables them to behave in a way in which their conscience dictates them. Additionally, organizational policies would make workers to be not only accountable for reporting organizational wrongdoing, but they will also be accountable for organizational wrongdoings (Tsahuridu and Wim 116).
Yes, I agree with the author of this article because I believe that whistleblowing policies play a significant role in raising concerns about the wrongdoings of an organization. The duty theories are also referred to as deontological theories. The principles of these theories are obligatory, notwithstanding the effects that may arise from their actions. For instance, it is wrong not to take care of children even if it leads to great benefit. The right theory would help me to use it to determine how I would assess evaluate Bok’s argument/stance because it would help in determining the wrongdoings of workers (Väyrynen 15). It would also help in assessing how workers would accept that their wrongdoings are accountable for organizational wrongdoings.
Väyrynen, Pekka. “Ethical Theories and Moral Guidance”.UTI 18.03 (2006): 291. Web.
Tsahuridu, Eva E. and Wim Vandekerckhove. “Organizational Whistleblowing Policies: Making Employees Responsible Or Liable?”.J Bus Ethics 82.1 (2007): 107-118. Web.