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A Deep Dive Into the Positive and Negative Impacts of Gossip

Success

Don’t tell anyone, but… I really shouldn’t say anything, but did you know… This stays between us… Miss Manners might clutch her pearls at the idea of this decorum-shattering habit, but gossip isn’t always in poor form. So how do you stay on the right side of the gossip line?

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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. It can be difficult not to get involved in gossip and general office banter, it is fun and it makes the day go quickly. I think some gossip can be harmless and I wouldn’t for a moment suggest that you shy away from joining in.

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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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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?

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How to Stop the Gossip

Laughing all the Way to Work

I read an article called How to Stop the Gossip on Lynn Gaertner-Johnston’s blog that made the point of how important it is that we proofread our documents as well as do spell check and grammar checks. Tags: Spell Check gossip proofread grammar check You never know who may be noticing and talking about it. Click here 1 to see the full article. 1 (accessed February 16, 2008).

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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. 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.” Maybe there are snickers or sly glances your way and lots of hushed tones to indicate you’re the subject of some kind of 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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How To Survive The Work Christmas Party

The Assistant Room

Play it right and you’ll have a ton of gossip and new pals…play it wrong and you’ll be riddled with embarrassment until someone takes the baton of Most Inappropriate Person next year.

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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.

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5 Easy Steps To De-Stress At Work & Home

Professional Assistant Blog

Tags: Productivity Office Gossip

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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. I still have copies of that recommendation. I found one the other day and preened around the rest of the day, even though the cats seemed singularly unimpressed. What would I have done without that glowing report?

2012 170
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3 Signs That You’re About To Lose Your Job

Allwork

Communication stops while gossip runs wild . What’s being whispered through office gossip can often speak louder than any other red flag. With a steep inflation and a potential recession looming, many industries should expect to face substantial layoffs in the coming months. .

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Zig Ziglar: Try These 5 Ways to Get Twice as Much Done Every Day

Success

Today, when you finish one task, move with purpose to another one, and people will not block you for that five-minute gossip session. I am absolutely convinced that the listener has more to do with the gossiping than the speaker, because if you don’t listen, they’re not going to talk to you.

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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 After 9/11, I was struck by the sense of caring we showed for one another. It was a horrible, stressful time, but it seemed to bring out the best in us. We began to look out for one another, even at work.

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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

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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. Workers have been fired for everything from discussing salaries to gossiping about romantic relationships. Tags: confidentiality workplace gossip

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5 Ways Smart People Influence Themselves

Success

We do this through focusing our attention on TV, gossip columns and our personal gossip groups. Leadership is about influence , but the most important person to influence is yourself. So what is the best way to do so? Here are five ways the smartest people influence themselves: 1.

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10 Bad Habits You Really Need to Break

Success

Gossiping. Gossipers derive pleasure from other people’s misfortunes. You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success.

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How to Get Off on the Right Foot When Starting a New Job

On The Job

In addition, it opens the door to gossips who believe you like to trash others (and being known as a gossip is never a good thing). If you've just gotten a new job, congratulations! A lot of people are starting new positions, and that's something to celebrate.

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How to Deal with a Toxic Co-worker

Small Business CEO

There are six types of toxic employees , including the slacker, gossip, lone wolf, emotional mess, and close-minded know-it-all.… You come across different types of people throughout your career. You might connect to some individuals on a deep level, making them your work best friend.

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5 Ways to Fix Workplace Drama

On The Job

Workplace drama can come in many different forms, from the gossiping colleague to the co-worker who yells (or cries) when under stress. Walk away from gossip. In any workplace, there are gossips who love to have listeners. Don't be one of them, even if the gossiper is using a fun-loving "Wait until you hear this!" will force the gossiper to look for another listener (and hopefully he or she won't find one).

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13 Key Traits of Strong Professional Relationships

Success

Too often, businesses slip into a culture of gossip and phony smiles. Strong relationships are essential to business and career success.

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5 Positive Practices to Reduce Stress in a Team

Worxbee

Squashing gossip enhances collaboration Gossip, more than most vices, can hinder collaboration. It’s in the best interest of the executive to squash gossip culture and even rumors themselves before they spread among the team. Executives juggle many things when running a business.

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Social Media Content Ideas for August

Karen Vivarelli

Say goodbye to July and say hello to August! When you think of August, most people think of warm weather, beach trips, and vacations. But how can you enjoy your August escapade if you haven’t started planning your content yet? Worry no more! We’ve got you!

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How to Make More Money

Success

They’re reading celebrity gossip magazines. I’ve been through the challenge of not having enough money. I grew up in a small town in Montana, in an economically depressed Irish mining town. There was a lot of struggle there.

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5 Positive Practices to Reduce Stress in a Team

Worxbee

Squashing gossip enhances collaboration Gossip, more than most vices, can hinder collaboration. It’s in the best interest of the executive to squash gossip culture and even rumors themselves before they spread among the team. Executives juggle many things when running a business.

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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. 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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Joan’s Naughty and Nice List for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Gossip about your peers (or anyone else). Gossip about your peers (or anyone else). During a Facebook Live event Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, had discussed her Naughty and Nice List for Assistants. This discussion highlighted many great things that can be practiced in the office as well as actions that should be avoided.

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Why My Imperfections Are My Greatest Strengths

Success

We carry this type of defining language into our professional lives, using terms like the “office gossip” or the “brown-noser.”. As children, we learn about the world by making associations to remember words and shapes and names of things. It helps us make sense of our environment.

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Procrastination at Work: How to Practice Better Time Management

Business Management Daily

Examples include: Gossiping with co-workers. In the CareerBuilder poll, 37% of respondents reported frequent gossip, while 27% admitted to making the rounds to chat with fellow employees about topics unrelated to work.

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5 Good Lessons from Bad Bosses

Success

We would go to long lunches, she wouldn’t question if I left early, and would share office-gossip that I knew was unprofessional. Everyone’s had one.

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3 Easy Ways to Be a Better Person at Work

On The Job

We may vow to "be kind" in the workplace and not fall into the trap of gossiping, being negative and being selfish at work. Walk into any mall store -- or check out any online retailer -- and you're likely to find a "Be Kind" t-shirt. Or tote bag. Or pillow. Or coffee mug.

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44 Ways to Kick-Start Your New Year

Success

Overall, whether it’s gossip from co-workers, violence in the media, pessimism in your own thoughts or other influences, make conscious efforts to reduce your exposure to the negative.

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3 Ways to Handle Nosy Co-Workers

On The Job

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.

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Joshua Becker’s New Book Explores Everyday Distractions Becoming a Lifestyle—And How to Refocus on the ‘Things That Matter’

Success

Celebrity gossip. Today, to an extent never before known, we are distracted by the trivial, the novel and the (seemingly) urgent. Every day we wake to limitless information and 24/7 communication. The dentist’s office wants you to reply “YES” to confirm your appointment.

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