DON’T DO IT OPENLY
Because others are likely to make judgments, be careful about where and how you share information. LaBianca advises against doing it in front of your boss, who may look down on such behaviour. “Gossiping makes you more inf luential amongst your peers, but it can also get you more negative performance ratings from managers if you’re seen as threatening,” he says. Do it behind closed doors, and def initely never use email. “You should assume all emails could be made public,” Hill says. If others are gossiping in a place you feel is inappropriate, you don’t have to chime in. LaBianca points out that you can listen without necessarily contributing. Nodding your head and giving simple responses such as “I didn’t know t hat” allow you to hear information without actively participating.