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03 Nov 09

Office gossip (this study on an elementary school and their gossip against a principal) hurts EVERYONE including your school and in this case, test scores declined. Remember that when you gossip, you also hurt yourself and if you didn't already know this, take a read here about office gossip and how to intervene and stop it.

  • once someone made a negative comment about a person who wasn’t there, the conversation would get meaner unless someone immediately defended the target.
  • gossip in the workplace also tended to be overwhelmingly negative, but the insults were more subtle and the conversations less predictable, says Tim Hallett, a sociologist at Indiana University.
  • Office gossip can be a form of reputational warfare

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