Friday, September 21, 2007

Gossip in the Workplace

I don't think that everything labeled as gossip in the workplace is necessarily gossip and therefore bad. Some information is simply information (and often management does not share information as readily as it should).

During my gossip research, I have run across some words of wisdom that may help you decide whether to repeat information that you've heard at work.

Sufi wisdom: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?*

The Golden Rule: Treat others as you wish to be treated.

*I don't have a Sufi source for this. If you happen to, please post in comments. Thank you!