Gossiping in the Workplace

On The Job

Gossip in the workplace is about as common as the daily arrival of UPS. Workers gossip about their families, their friends and whether Miley Cyrus should punch Annie Leibovitz in the face for that Vanity Fair photo. But, workers also gossip about the boss. They gossip about co-workers. I've been in plenty of workplaces where people gossip , but get their work done. Bosses gossip. Let's face it: People in this country love to gossip.

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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?

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What To Do When the Gossip is About.You

On The Job

I know you look at those gossip rags near the checkout supermarket lines. As much as all of us proclaim we don’t listen, see, spread, smell or otherwise consume gossip, we really do. And the same is true of the workplace. If you have a job, then you have gossip. Maybe we don’t even think of it as gossip, but call it that more politically correct term, “office politics.” You figure the gossips will tire of you and move onto something else.

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Five Ways to Deal with Workplace Changes Positively

Office Dynamics

Change in the workplace is often very difficult to embrace. When they have to deal with workplace changes, it can become the perfect source of employee complaints and disgruntled comments. It can be extremely challenging to deal with workplace changes and support an issue that you don’t know very much about or don’t believe in. The post Five Ways to Deal with Workplace Changes Positively appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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Quiz: Are You a Workplace Bully?

Eat Your Career

There are all kinds of cliques and gossip. Occasionally, you even run into a workplace bully—someone who constantly criticizes, aggressively points out mistakes, and refuses to be part of your team. Take this quiz to see if you’re being a bully in the workplace. Remember that you have to show strength in the workplace – that doesn’t mean you can’t also be nice. You seem to have a nice balance in the workplace. The post Quiz: Are You a Workplace Bully?

2012 186

HR How-To: Tips to Handle Common Workplace Controversies

Office Dynamics

Whether you’re teacher or an HR Manager, you will encounter high-tension moments in the workplace that require deescalation skills. Sexual harassment is a common workplace issue. Often people within the work environment will gossip or joke about the vaguely sexual misbehavior of their coworker, rather than report it. Brush up on workplace rules and the specifics that indicate a case of sexual harassment. Workplace discrimination occurs all too often.

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Dignity and Privacy in the Workplace

On The Job

Most of us have been guilty of it a time or two: Trying to get a peek at the confidential files on the boss’s desk, or perhaps gossiping with a trusted co-worker about another employee’s performance problems. And while this may seem harmless -- you’re just keeping up on what’s going on after all -- it points out that the workplace needs some confidentiality guidelines. Workers have been fired for everything from discussing salaries to gossiping about romantic relationships.

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Workplace Love Gone Wrong

On The Job

But more than 20 years later, I look back and realize that it was all my worries that helped keep our workplace romance where it should be – private. And it was his concern about my worries that kept the romance from being gossip fodder and hurting our careers. (OK, OK, it probably would have harmed mine more than his – women still suffer inequality in the workplace in most regards.) Tags: extramarital affairs love contracts workplace dating workplace romance

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6 Strategies To Help You Deal With A Toxic Coworker

Dumb Little Man

There are harassers, bullies, manipulators, gossips, and negative Nellies. Toxic people in the workplace can keep you from fulfilling your potential because of the way they lower your productivity and increase your levels of stress. Stress Workplace

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Common Courtesy in the Workplace

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Common Courtesy in the Workplace By The Professional Assistant on Monday, September 10, 2007 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity D o you always end up cleaning up after your colleagues? Do you neatly put all labels, papers, etc. on the printer table and then a few minutes later, you come back to a messy area? People are either neat freaks, quite messy or in between. You start to wonder how they keep their personal items at home organized.

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Tolerance in the Workplace

On The Job

Or, have you said that "all women love to gossip" but thought about how insulting that may be to the females where you work? But remember that once you start being more aware, then you will continue to grow in tolerance and understanding -- and that will make you more valuable in the workplace today. I receive some really great letters from readers and always appreciate their viewpoints, even if they don't agree with what I've written.

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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. Depending on the severity of it, it can be seen as a form of workplace bullying and harassment and is a very serious matter. 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.

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How Companies Should Handle Office Romance

Dumb Little Man

Office supply company Viking has conducted research to find out how common romance in the workplace is and what effect it has on those who have been involved with someone at their office. This shows how common it is in the workplace. The Effects of Office Romance In the Workplace.

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10 Work Productivity Tips and Tricks You Should Adopt at Work Today

Dumb Little Man

See Also: One Simple Trick to Get Rid of the #1 Workplace Productivity Killer. Other than distractions from your social media apps, there are many other ways to get interrupted at the workplace. Productivity WorkplaceThere are only two ways to increase the output of your work.

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How to Be Extraordinary At Work: Helpful Tips For Career Growth

Dumb Little Man

Well, this is not the life you are made to live, at least not in the workplace. Even working on small things can change your mindset in the workplace and make you an extraordinary person. Stay active in all the ongoing activities in your team and throughout the workplace.

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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. Workplace Fun How To Relationships Change Happiness You're stuck eating lunch by yourself again. Perhaps this is exactly what you wanted. Or perhaps, you secretly wish you could join your colleagues each time they gather at that fancy restaurant nearby. They must be having a great time. If only that place wasn't so expensive! So you're here all by yourself.

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First Day at Work? How to Make a Good Impression

Dumb Little Man

– Better reputation at your workplace. Don’t leave the workplace as soon as your workday ends. 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. Career How To Workplace

2017 154

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

On The Job

It is, indeed, a changing of the times for us, and that is evident even in the workplace. Tags: Thriller office gossip boss talk at work election over Dick Cheney workplace Michael Jackson Anita Bruzzese The leaves have fallen off the trees, the pumpkins are rotting on the front porch and we've got a new president-elect.

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How To Master Difficult Conversations At Work

Dumb Little Man

It’s safe to say that no one likes workplace confrontation. Follow these guidelines for a more positive experience next time you have a less-than-pleasant conversation in the modern workplace. The last thing you want is workplace gossip spreading around. See Also: Solving Workplace Problems with a Culture of Creativity – 10 Strategies. How To WorkplaceHowever, avoiding these kinds of interactions at work is practically impossible.

2017 158

The Top Reasons Why Employees Leave Their Jobs

Dumb Little Man

Too much of office gossip. Career WorkplacePeople quit their jobs for a lot of reasons. They may do it because they are relocating to a new place or they simply want to change careers. According to a Mercer study , a whopping one-third of all the new employees plan on just quitting their job in the next 12 months. This is a huge number and is astronomically way higher than our parents’ or grandparents’ time.

2019 157

7 Ways to Manage Difficult Personalities At Work

Dumb Little Man

The helpful ones make work much easier and the workplace a great place to look forward going to every day. Here are some tips to manage different personalities in the workplace: Identify difficult co-workers. There are gossip machines, bossy teammates, blamers, victims and show-stealers in all organizations. See Also: How to Deal with a Workplace Bully. When there’s a gossiper in the group, anything you shared may be communicated in a totally negative aspect.

2017 153

How to Positively Slay Your Office Dragons

Office Dynamics

Co-workers can be dragons when they: gossip. Avoid gossiping. We can’t be successful by ourselves in the workplace; we must work together with respect and understanding. Admin Assistant Training Attitude Communication Skills Difficult People Interpersonal Skills Motivators co-workers communication difficult people dragons in the workplace managers weapons to win workplace workplace effectiveness

2016 106

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. Its abilities as a powerful enterprise collaboration tool have largely been underestimated, with email owning the workplace. With that kind of engrained loyalty, it could be set for a resurgence in the workplace in the near future and could even overtake email as the dominant communication tool.

2015 209

What References are Really Saying About You

45 Things

References from former workplaces, especially supervisors, carry a lot of weight with a potential employer. Those who call to check your references know once they get someone (from a former workplace) on the phone, they can get them to divulge more — especially supervisors because they tend to be more talkative," Shane says. job references job recommendation bad reputation getting a recommendation gossip career advice Anita Bruzzese

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5 Benefits of Making Friends at Work

Dumb Little Man

Many fear gossip and inside politics. So when you have friends at the workplace, your work won’t feel like work or a set of tasks you need to get done and out of the way. Having someone to discuss your weekend with (or any other detail in or out of the workplace), can make getting up for work whole a lot easier. Fun Productivity WorkplaceYou spend the majority of your waking hours at work than at home or anywhere else.

2016 138

Stop Allowing Bad News to Destroy Your Good Attitude

Office Dynamics

They don’t have time to get caught up in bad news, gossip, jealously, waste less conversation, or even just being on Facebook all day. Admin Assistant Training Attitude Difficult People Motivators Self Development Stress Management Workplace Tools attitude attitude is a choice bad news career advice Charles Swindoll focus goals how to look use positive self-talk ownership quote self-talk star performer workplaceAttitude IS a Choice.

2016 123

Dropping The Unimportant: 5 Things You Should Stop Doing

Productivity Bits

They not only eke out positive energy out of you but they also tend to breed office gossip. GTD Hacks Employee Productivity Improve Productivity Productivity productivity at workplaceCopyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Don’t sweat the small stuff – this idiom has a lot to tell about productivity.

2010 209

How to Minimize Interruptions When You’re Working

Dumb Little Man

Don’t use work time to chat, unless you want your colleagues to assume that you’ll always be happy to stop what you’re doing to listen to the latest office gossip. Workplace Productivity TimeHave you ever been right in the middle of something – a complicated email, a tricky paragraph of a report, a hunt for some vital figures – only for your concentration to be shattered? Maybe your work day seems to be a string of interruptions.

2011 219

10 Tips for Being a Good Neighbour at Work

Ian's Messy Desk

It’s no wonder workplace conflicts arise. Know your own weaknesses : Don’t get caught up in gossip. 5 Ways to Deal (lifescript.com) Workplace Democracy: Corporate Style (seeingtheforest.com) Related Posts: 7 tips for Stronger Self-Discipline 24 Time Management Tips 10 Things you Don’t Want to Hear from Your Real Estate Agent Communication Did you enjoy this post? Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 157

Where Is the Love?

Eat Your Career

Do you ever find yourself stumbling around your workplace wondering, “Where is the love?”. The gossip and backstabbing and flat-out sabotage was almost comical. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I want you to be the love instigator in your workplace. Here are a few simple ideas to help you bring the love back to your workplace: Compliment someone. I’ve been in professional environments where the tension was so thick you could practically taste it.

2012 162

11 Tips To Improve Your Performance

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise 11 Tips To Improve Your Performance By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 08, 2007 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity A re you asking yourself, “How can I improve my workplace?&# Avoid people that gossip, you will only get yourself deeper into negativity.

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Why Do Administrative Teams Have So Much Drama?

Office Dynamics

The question of why is interesting, and I’ve found there are several reasons for workplace drama. Gossip. I find that gossip usually focuses on other people’s intentions, motives, hidden agendas, or secret activities. The group devolves into an “us versus them” mentality, and before long, the workplace feels like a high school lunchroom. I’m not a big fan of the word “drama” when it comes to describing workplace dynamics.

2017 165

Is There a Bill Clinton in Your Career?

On The Job

If his fall from favor could happen because his behavior reflected badly on his wife's ambition, how might the average Joe fare when his wife gossips in front of his colleagues? Tags: nomination Anita Bruzzese career advice hillary workplace reputation democratic hurt chances bill hurts hillary impact on hillary hillary clinton bill clinton humanitarian work

2008 100

Microsoft Office Poll Results

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Microsoft Office Poll Results By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Productivity I am sure that all of you use Microsoft Office in your workplace.

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Quiz: Is Your Attitude Hurting Your Career?

Eat Your Career

Maintaining a positive attitude in the workplace is a challenge but it’s not impossible. Your constant workplace gossip is going to get you in trouble quickly if you don’t cut it out. Remember that gossip is incredibly harmful and unproductive. You’ve learned that being positive and upbeat can go a long way in the workplace. There’s an old saying: “Attitude is everything”. And it’s really true. Did you know that your perspective can actually change your reality?

2012 165

Decency at work

On The Job

Visions of CEOs doing the "perp walk" as they are taken into federal court by stern-faced federal marshalls, front-page stories chronicling executives billion-dollar compensation packages and top managers traveling in corporate jets while hundreds of their workers are laid off are just some of the images that adversely impact the workplace these days. Don't interrupt when someone else is talking, don't gossip and don't exclude anyone.

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Signs You Are Toxic to Others at Work

45 Things

Lately, we've all started taking a much closer look at toxic behavior in the workplace. to more targeted gossip meant to derail someone's career ("I think Brad's age is catching up with him. The workplace is different now, just like the rest of the world.

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How the Pandemic Can Help Your Grow in Your Career

45 Things

These are often referred to as soft skills, and they have been growing in importance in the workplace. Even if you're physically not in a workplace right now, try the dime trick from your home office.

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Career Success A to Z: H is for Honesty

Eat Your Career

It’s about upholding a set of personal values and principles that demonstrate the best you have to offer as a person operating within a community (the workplace). After all, when your colleagues can’t trust you, your ability to contribute meaningfully in the workplace all but evaporates. Things like gossiping about others. In the workplace, we do this because it leads to better relationships and a great ability to contribute to the group’s objectives.

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Climb the career tree, all the way to the top!

Practically Perfect PA

Sorry to say it but if you want to transform from PA to Leader, gossip is a big no. By applying this philosophy to her executive coaching programme, Penny is able to guide private individuals seeking to progress in their existing careers, as well as support companies sponsoring workplace coaching.

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3 Ways to Handle Nosy Co-Workers

45 Things

In the workplace we often form friendships -- some of them very close -- and as a result we share details of our lives. But those are details you may not want to share with the woman down the hall because a) she's a terrible gossip and b) you don't know her well enough to share that information. She may be asking the question not as a chance to gossip, but because she sees you seem to be upset. Believe it or not, some people don't like to talk about their personal life.

2018 62

Quiz: Are You a Professional Communicator?

Eat Your Career

Communicating professionally is an essential part of workplace etiquette. b) I tell him it wasn’t my fault and then later, gossip with my co-workers about how much I hate him. Communication is most effective in the workplace when it’s done with respect and consideration for others. It can be difficult to keep your emotions in check , especially when things are busy and stressful. But how you communicate with co-workers and superiors can truly make or break your career.

2012 152

The 10 Biggest Goofs Made By New Workers

45 Things

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. While office politics and gossiping are part of any workplace, in the early days you’ve got to be careful not to give anyone any ammunition to use against you. On your first day of a new job you’re often excited and nervous.

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