Managing gossip in the workplace

As a first-line manager or supervisor, how can you manage gossip in the workplace?

How can you squash gossip without being viewed as a mean manager or as the “word police”?

Workplace gossip is never a good thing – it creates anxiety, it excludes people, it generates mistrust and disengaged, anxious employees. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to discourage workplace gossip!

Resources

Video: Managing a gossiping employee

Video: The essential leadership quality of transparency

Ebook: The Five Most Challenging Employee Types, and how to manage them

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