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These women were known as the ‘gossips’, for they spread the word to all the women in the community when another went into labour. What distracted my attention from the birthing chair was the explanation of the word gossips. The noun gossip comes from Old English godsibb , “godparent.”

What is the best way to handle and minimize office gossip?

Office Dynamics

I have stopped socializing after work hours, especially when alcohol is involved, because of the rampant gossip of co-workers. What is the best way to handle—and minimize—office gossip?” —Not Not a gossip by ALICE BUMGARNER, MODERATOR on NOVEMBER 11, 2011 11:48AM. in ADMIN PRO FORUM. Question: “I work in a small organization and often say that I find out things about myself from co-workers before I even know them!

Gossip Girl!

Practically Perfect PA

Secondly, how do we have effective working relationships with our team when they know that we are privy to information that may concern them and lastly how do we maintain this trust when other members of staff are spreading office gossip? Office Gossip. The post Gossip Girl!

Why People Gossip At The Office

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Why People Gossip At The Office By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity D o you gossip at the office? Do you get sucked into the gossip of others? Gossip has never been a positive matter. People generally gossip at work due to boredom, insecurity, wanting to belong. Can you think of other reasons why people gossip?

What References are Really Saying About You

On The Job

job references job recommendation bad reputation getting a recommendation gossip career advice Anita BruzzeseI remember the first recommendation an editor wrote for me. It was glowing. It was wonderful. It told editors they would be idiots not to hire me.

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Gossiping in the Workplace: A Poem by Lynn Crosbie

Laughing all the Way to Work

If your workplace buddies are "gossip friends" Are they really someone you can trust in the end? People who gossip like to dig for "dirt" They may go too far and someone gets hurt They bring up rumours and hearsay too But do you really care, even if it were true? Tags: chatter hate gossip You think they're your friend and won't talk about you But do you honestly believe that to be true?

7 Awesome Things that Very Inspiring Bosses Do

Dumb Little Man

Have you had a boss you stood up for when your colleagues were gossiping lame stuff about him / her? Have you ever had a boss you didn’t crib about? Or a boss you really really wanted to be like? Or a boss you did not abuse the moment he/she turned around?

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4 Steps to decluttering your mind and think more clearly

Dumb Little Man

If my head were a house, neighbors would gossip about the dodgy compulsive hoarder who lives inside and never greets anybody. I started decluttering my home about a year ago. Six months in I found out that I was not alone, but there was a whole movement and mindset to it.

2014 113

Why Do Administrative Teams Have So Much Drama?

Office Dynamics

Gossip. I find that gossip usually focuses on other people’s intentions, motives, hidden agendas, or secret activities. On a recent webinar, Joan noticed a question that caught her attention: Why do so many administrative teams have drama? She asked me to weigh in on this topic and I jumped at the opportunity. The question of why is interesting, and I’ve found there are several reasons for workplace drama. But first, let’s talk about what that word really means.

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Can instant messaging help you regain control of your inbox?

Dumb Little Man

Instant messaging (IM) has suffered unfairly over the last 20 years, afflicted with a rocky reputation as a social media platform for gossiping teenagers and bored university students.

2015 80

The 10 Biggest Goofs Made By New Workers

On The Job

Even if you think it’s harmless gossip such as, “Did you see what Kim Kardashian wore the other day? you don’t want to give even a hint that you might be a gossip. On your first day of a new job you’re often excited and nervous.

5 Things to Remember in a New Job

On The Job

Gossip about your old job in the first week and you may be seen as immature. As the economy improves, many people are starting new jobs and learning how to work for a new company and a new boss.

2014 135

Research Finds Stressed Employees More Likely to Misbehave

On The Job

Further, those employees who feel insecure about their jobs will take their unhappiness and turn to doing things like stealing supplies, fudging expense reports and gossiping about others. The U.S. election process has clearly demonstrated one thing: People are upset, mad and worried.

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The water cooler is leaking.

Laughing all the Way to Work

but what about when the conversation turns to gossip? Gossip can be vicious and in some cases even lead to disciplinary action or getting fired if you are the one doing it. To be the victim of gossip can affect how your co-workers interact with you and if you know the gossip is going on about you, it can affect how you interact with others. Have you ever been the brunt of office gossip? I have had personal experience where I have been the brunt of the gossip.

How to Positively Slay Your Office Dragons

Office Dynamics

Co-workers can be dragons when they: gossip. Avoid gossiping. I have been speaking on how to slay your ‘Office Dragons’ for 25 years now. It is a favorite topic in my Star Achievement Series® training program. Dragons are huge, dominating, fictitious creatures.

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A PA’s guide to confidentiality

Practically Perfect PA

You’ll also hear all manner of gossip directed right across the business. Once that’s apparent, you can be selective about what you discuss, and you can still engage in some friendly gossip and banter without compromising the loyalty of your boss.

2015 77

Does Your Boss Have an Entourage?

On The Job

This person is around the boss to make her feel secure in her new surroundings, to give her insight into the team (in other words, pass on the gossip) and to do the boss's bidding without question or delay.

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Working with the executive team

Practically Perfect PA

Don’t gossip, even if the gossip is really good! As assistants most of us will interact with our organisation’s Executive team on a daily if not hourly basis. Your manager may well be part of the Executive team.

2014 88

Staying in the loop

Practically Perfect PA

How do you work out what is important information and what is really just office gossip? The say goes that information is King. For assistants information is everything! Keeping up to date with all the goings on within your organisation is incredibly important for a number of reasons.

2016 82

How to Choose the Best Trade Show Booth for Your Business

Small Business CEO

They’d instantly become the laughing stock of all their friends, and celebrity gossip columnists would have a field day, right? Would you ever consider opening a dollar store on Rodeo Drive? Of course not.

4 Things You Must Know Before a Job Search

On The Job

Do you have personal accountability, such as always telling the truth and avoiding gossip? When you're out of work or desperate to leave your current job, sometimes you're not thinking clearly about what you need to do to get a new position. You just need a new job. Right.

2015 62

Fighting Co-Worker Dragons (2 of 3 part series)

Office Dynamics

Here are the common responses I hear: Gossip. Avoid gossiping. Image Designed by Freepik. Hopefully, you read part 1, Fighting Manager Dragons , where I introduced and explained the topic of office dragons. In case you did not open that issue, you may want to check it out as I discussed employees’ perceptions of manager dragons and tips to success. Today, I want to address co-worker dragons.

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HR How-To: Tips to Handle Common Workplace Controversies

Office Dynamics

Often people within the work environment will gossip or joke about the vaguely sexual misbehavior of their coworker, rather than report it. Whether you’re teacher or an HR Manager, you will encounter high-tension moments in the workplace that require deescalation skills.

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First Day at Work? How to Make a Good Impression

Dumb Little Man

Avoid Gossiping. You might notice that some of your coworkers spend a lot of time gossiping, browsing the web or simply chatting non-stop. While some gossipers might consider you a nerd, your managers will appreciate your focus on your job. Every minute of gossiping and chatting will make your results look poorer. Your job interview is over and you are confidently getting ready for your first day at work.

2017 22

4 Fun Ways to Improve Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

As long as you don’t do pseudo-work *cough* email *cough* you can spend time on your favorite hobby, gossip to your colleagues, or read an awesome book. What better way to live than having fun and being productive at the same time?

2016 94

Helping Your Executive Maintain A Competitive Edge

Office Dynamics

Resist the temptation to gossip or complain. Your executive needs to be in the forefront whether he or she owns a business, is a sales representative, director or CEO of a Fortune 500 Company.

2013 70

One Simple Way to Be Happier and More At Peace

Dumb Little Man

For example, I would go to work and think - "This Mr X next to me, this co-worker, he talks too much and is always interested in gossip." Yes, he gossiped too, but overall he had this superb trait of NEVER really feeling dejected or sad or offended.

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How to Repair Bad Relationships at Work

On The Job

It's especially important that you not gossip about the situation -- the colleague will more than likely find out and any progress will be lost. Even the nicest, most even-tempered person has difficulties getting along with everyone at work. (If If someone tells you they love everyone, they're either lying or taking some really nice meds.) When workplace relationships go bad, it can be really difficult because you're still required to work with the person.

2016 54

Workers Behaving Badly: Why Our Stress May be Bringing Out the Worst in Us

On The Job

Gossiping, backbiting and negative campaigning dominate the airwaves, and we seem to mimic that behavior at work. Tags: gossip at work friends at work office politics stress how can i layoffs economy business Anita Bruzzese

How to handle the office drama queen

Practically Perfect PA

They tend to have a widespread knowledge of the office gossip, can be found sharing this knowledge in the office toilets or during after work drinks.

2013 67

Christmas gifts for assistants!

Practically Perfect PA

You can not only cancel out other people’s noise you can also avoid overhearing gossip that is best not to know about! It’s nearly Christmas!

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Now That The Election is Over, What Will You Talk About at Work?

On The Job

Tags: Thriller office gossip boss talk at work election over Dick Cheney workplace Michael Jackson Anita Bruzzese

5 Easy Steps To De-Stress At Work & Home

Professional Assistant Blog

Tags: Productivity Office Gossip

When You Make a Fool of Yourself in Front of Colleagues

On The Job

Or, you think you remember gossiping about your boss near a colleague you know hates gossip. Why did you gossip about your boss? Let's say that despite all the good advice out there (including, ahem, my own) you decide to go out with some people after work and hit happy hour.

Top 5 Habits of The Best World Leaders in History

Small Business CEO

Instead of gossiping with people, successful world leaders tend to invest heavily on learning new concepts or grooming a new skill.… The idea of being “successful” is indeed a matter of personal judgment.

12 Proven Ways to Make Friends at Work (Without Emptying Your Wallet)

Dumb Little Man

Perhaps they are gossiping about how poor you are because you don't eat out like they do. You're stuck eating lunch by yourself again. Perhaps this is exactly what you wanted.

A staff away day that worked

Practically Perfect PA

Often no one actually thinks what the value is of running the meeting and you can’t count hangovers and gossip generated from the evenings drinks! Many of us will have no doubt at some level been involved in the Staff Away. Love it or loath it, they are events that we need to support.

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Dispelling the Personal Assistant myth

Practically Perfect PA

We do have to remain silent even if we know intimate details about our boss that might be brilliant gossip.

2013 99

How To Master Difficult Conversations At Work

Dumb Little Man

The last thing you want is workplace gossip spreading around. It’s safe to say that no one likes workplace confrontation. However, avoiding these kinds of interactions at work is practically impossible. Whether you are leading a team, a company or just your own task list, there will be times where you’ll need to face difficult conversations at work. Fortunately, there are ways to soften the blow and make these types of conversations much less painful.

2017 27

75 Synonyms for “Talk”

Daily Writing Tips

Backchat : see back talk , badinage , and gossip. Dish : see gossip. Flibbertigibbet : see gossip. Gossip : see chat , with an additional connotation of talk or talking about the personal lives of one or more other people (also, someone who engages in such talk). Talk, talk, talk — it’s all the same. Or is it? There are many ways to talk, and each has its own word (or words) for it.