UNIVERSIDAD TECNOLOGICA DE TORREÓN. How to affect the gossip at work?Materia: Control Estadístico del Proceso.Profr: Lic. Edgar Gerardo Mata Ortiz.Alumna: Lizandra Ayari Rodriguez Ortiz.1
More often than not, workplace gossip is used in a way that is mean, sarcastic and aimed at altering an employees image in the organization or company. Personally, I believe "gossip is good" But then good and bad are relative terms pretty not, are not they? Personally, I believe "gossip is good"; but then good and bad are pretty relative terms, arent they?2
Effects of Workplace Gossip The Good The Good Helps you bond with your colleagues Helps you bond with your colleagues Helps you come to know people without Interacting with Them Helps you come to know people without interacting with them Prepares you for a future encounter or meeting With A colleague You have not interacted with Before Prepares you for a future encounter or meeting with a colleague you have not interacted with before Allows you to Pursue a romantic interest Allows you to pursue a romantic interest A mean to convey Information about ones Interests, pursuits, hobbies, etc.. A mean to convey information about ones interests, pursuits, hobbies, etc.3
The Bad The Bad Affect your reputation / earn you the reputation of a gossiper Waste of time, energy and so on. Waste of time, energy etc. Affects quality of work Affects quality of work Demoralizes demotivates or colleagues Demoralizes or demotivates colleagues Can Affect Mental health of the person who is subject to gossip Being Can affect mental health of the person who is being subject to gossip Fuels divisiveness, leading to isolation of the less popular Employees Fuels divisiveness, leading to isolation of the less popular employees.4
What is Gossip? A conversation about other people, an instance of gossiping; a person who likes talking about other peoples private lives.5
Workplace Gossip The previous paragraph may have already helped you understand at least partially, the dynamics of workplace gossip. Typically Focuses on Workplace Gossip Workplace gossip typically focuses on •an employees private life an employees private life •his / her daily on-goings his/her daily on-goings •his / her after hours Activities his/her after hour activities •his / her Behavior in the organization his/her behavior in the organization6
More Effects of Workplace Gossip Apart from the ill-effects of gossip listed in the earlier section of this article, consider the following - a worthy employee may quit an organization due to workplace gossip induced stress. This in turn will lead to the company a bad reputation Gaining outside the walls of the company. This in turn will lead to the company gaining a bad reputation outside the walls of the company. Gossip is such a powerful tool if you are the That subject of gossip or if you are Being Subjected to gossip, you may feel ostracized in Such a way as can only make you feel gossip. Gossip is such a powerful tool that if you are the subject of gossip or if you are being subjected to gossip, you may feel ostracized in such a way as only gossip can make you feel. Gossip may lead to events Serious Psychological problems Such as anxiety, depression, suicidal and an Increased Tendency.7
Many Organizations Have These ill-effects Recognized of gossip and Have Become more diligent About Their work ethics. Many organizations have recognized these ill-effects of gossip and have become more diligent about their work ethics. Employees are instructed-through employee handbooks specifically About Which of Their actions will or will not be an instance of Regarded as gossiping and what kind of action may be taken Against an employee who fails to Comply by the rules in September by the employer. Employees are specifically instructed through employee handbooks about which of their actions will or will not be regarded as an instance of gossiping and what kind of action may be taken against an employee who fails to comply by the rules set by the employer.8
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