There are few things more hurtful or damaging to a relationship than gossiping about someone. Whether it’s spreading rumors, speaking critically, or otherwise badmouthing someone, it’s just not a good idea.
Gossiping should have no place at work. If someone has done something to offend you, go to them directly and work the problem out. Don’t cling to anger and let it diminish your work performance and ability to work in teams.
Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams has some insights to share into what is appropriate to say behind people’s backs and what is not in this video:
This is the sixth video in this series. You can watch the other ones here:
- How to Build Trust in the Workplace
- How to Help Employees Grow from Their Mistakes
- How to Delegate Vital Tasks
- Leaders Work Better in Pairs
- 3 Simple Steps to Increase Respect at the Office
Go to Amazon and pick up a copy of William’s book, The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning: Tying Soft Traits to Hard Results.