The Problems of Gossip at Work & 3 Ways to End Gossiping in the Workplace

Gossiping in the workplace about others is not good for anyone. If gossip is going on inside of your business, nip it in the bud immediately with these 3 suggestions.

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Sunshine: Do you gossip at work?

Crystal: Welcome, For the Love of Business. I’m Crystal.

Sunshine: And I’m Sunshine. Let’s get to it.

How do you expect anybody to stop gossiping at work? I mean, we are only human, right?

Crystal: That’s true. But what are the negative affects of gossiping at work, do you think?

Sunshine: Well, I suppose you could ruin someone’s reputation.

Crystal: Yeah.

Sunshine: Maybe hurt someone’s feelings. Okay, I guess it’s not good.

Crystal: No, it’s not.

Sunshine: But it’s sometimes fun when you’re doing it. But it’s not fun for the person who is receiving it, right?

Crystal: Exactly. All the outcomes are negative and bad karma. And it can decrease moral, which will then lower productivity, and your great employees will leave because they don’t want to be around other people who are always gossiping.

Sunshine: So, are there some ways to stop the gossip?

Crystal: There are.

Sunshine: Let’s hear it then.

Crystal: Three solid ways to end gossiping in the workplace. Number one, put a company policy in to place that states gossiping will not be tolerated. Number two, when you see an employee gossiping, take them aside and reinforce the policy. And number three, lead by example by not gossiping yourself.

Sunshine: Sounds like a tall order.

Crystal: It can be.

Sunshine: What’s your number one takeaway from today’s video? Leave us a comment. And thanks for watching.

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Crystal Shanks

Crystal Shanks, Certified Business Coach and CEO of Run Right Business Consulting, has been coaching business owners and executives around the world to achieve optimum results since 2009. Coach Crystal teaches her clients proven strategies to build thriving businesses and careers. She has worked with thousands of businesses and executives to generate substantial revenues and maximize profits.

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