8 tips for curbing office gossip

How to stop the office busybody from derailing a career.

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“Pssst. You’ll never guess what Lucy just said.”

Sound travels in a cubicle farm.

Workers overhear colleagues making dental appointments, having marital spats, and discussing layoff rumors. The question is: what do they do with the information they hear? Does your corporate culture condone gossip?

Employees need to understand that rumors can “permanently damage professional images.” Busybodies who blabber about other people’s affairs derail their own careers.

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