GOOD GOSSIP AT WORK CAN BEN­E­FIT OR­GAN­I­SA­TIONS

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - HTWORLD -

LON­DON: Re­searchers have sug­gested that good gossip should be en­cour­aged in work­places as it helps weed out the work­shy and makes for a more ef­fi­cient of­fice. A study found that up to nine in 10 con­ver­sa­tions is gossip but it is not nec­es­sar­ily ma­li­cious. The study ar­gued that or­gan­i­sa­tions can “ben­e­fit from gossip that is in­sti­gated for pos­i­tive rea­sons” just as much as they can be dam­aged by ma­li­cious con­ver­sa­tions be­tween col­leagues. Gossip makes it pos­si­ble for peo­ple to warn each other against those who do not be­have in ac­cor­dance with the group’s norms.

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