What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear retaliation? If you're like most governance, risk-management, and compliance managers—and like most people, period—your brain probably churned out “whistleblower,” “fired,” or maybe even “corporate scandal.” It turns out that retaliation is a much broader activity than most people understand. Legal actions related to retaliation are more pervasive than many managers and executives realize.

A closer inspection of the recent rise in retaliation claims and the ways companies respond to these and other governance and compliance risks suggests that something is missing in many GRC efforts.

The latest installment of OCEG's GRC Illustrated Series outlines how a robust issue management program can reduce your risk by encouraging internal reporting and a speak-up culture.