How to Fight Gossip at Work
Gossip is one of the biggest negative causes and fights in any workplace. Gossip not only creates bad blood among employees but also wastes a lot of productive time. Offices affected by this bug can damage the atmosphere of the entire organization and reduce the morale of workers.
Rumors and gossip can make employees lack trust in others and can sabotage teamwork. Fake or excessive news can make people feel insecure and create uncomfortable situations. Often, innocent and hardworking workers fall victim to these rumors which can have a devastating effect on their careers and also the company.
One of the best ways to fight gossip is to stop it. Find the exact source of the rumor and put it out there. Rumors and rumors spread virally, eliminating it at its own source. When a colleague indulges a rumor with you find out his intentions. Did he benefit from spreading this news? Does he have something to do with the event or people involved in gossip? Oftentimes, people resolve professional competition by slandering others through gossip. We need to understand that gossip only drains our productive while doing nothing in terms of productivity.
Never gossip alone. Make sure you don’t continue the gossip yourself. Don’t pass it on. If you do that then you are the culprit like everyone else. Make sure the gossip ends with you. Never show undue interest in gossip. You will be surprised to find out how gossip dies naturally when you show a lack of interest.
Always distance yourself from situations and people from where gossip originates. It will erase trust from gossip. This will make gossip less credible and therefore less attractive to others. Another side effect is that it will keep you clean and you will never be accused of participating or making gossip.
Every time someone enjoys gossip, the best thing you can do is to turn topics. This will signal to the gossiper that people are not interested in the merchandise and they are better off. Change the topic and the gossip will end there and then.
If certain gossip involves you, then come face to face with gossip. Ask him to provide credible evidence and the reasons behind the spread of rumors. Most of the time the gossiper will not have it and will stop bothering you.
Gossip can be easily eliminated if there is no zero tolerance policy. If someone is gossiping with you, then let it be known clearly and without certain conditions that you are not comfortable discussing the matter. Let them know that gossip can get them into a difficult situation and can get them fired. Such warnings are a deterrent for most gossipers.
Never gossip or get involved in gossip. By setting an example about yourself, you send a message