The journey of a whistleblower is never an easy one. Many who make the noble decision to blow the whistle, do not fully recover once they have walked through the battleground. Landing on your feet should be a goal every whistleblower aims for as an ultimate end state. Following a set of principles may help the individual find their way to that desired end state.
The Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdowns around the globe has put a spotlight on the need for empathy. Many have been able to display great empathy, while others have been struggling. I suspect that those organisations that have typically been bottom line driven, would have found it a lot more difficult to deal with the levels of empathy required in dealing with employees who suddenly had to go into a mini diaspora, while dealing with the inevitable bereavement that accompanied the virus as it wreaked havoc.