This week’s Fierce Resource was published Wednesday of this week in The Grindstone online.
Office Gossip: It's All Fun and Games Until You're Fired explores gossip and its effect on workplace cultures. A study conducted this year by Careerbuilder found that 35% of workers feel bullied. This article provides tips for how to think about and handle gossip.
“Companies may have different levels of tolerance toward gossiping, but if you have created an honest, open work environment, gossiping is no longer necessary,” Halley Bock (President & CEO, Fierce, Inc.) said. “If employees feel comfortable giving feedback and competing viewpoints are appreciated, then there is no need to go behind someone’s back to criticize or disagree.”
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