December 2022

Turning Workplace Gossip Into Meaningful Conversation

I don’t want a lot for Christmas. There is just one thing I need. How about a little workplace gossip? Gossip gets a bad rap, as it should, because it sits on the dishonesty spectrum. Office gossip has been around since the invention of the office but, regardless of how you feel about it, you have to see gossip for what it is: a form of communication. It's sharing an experience-fed opinion. We all know it’s sometimes hard to openly share your opinion in the workplace so this communication often stays hidden, shared only among our closest colleagues huddled around the water cooler.
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