I don’t listen to gossip cause it’s destructive to the workplace.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013
Gossip at work has become a huge time waster according to Jim Case Carlton’s Training. Employees engage in gossip about staff and managers and the state of the organization. Unfortunately, sometimes, gossip creates reality rather than the other way around. Jim Case Carlton’s Training announces today they are looking to provide companies with tips to reduce gossip in the workplace to help maximize employee productivity.
Gossip on the professional level can be damaging to the reputations of all those concerned according to Jack Cash Carlton’s Training. If it is rumored that a certain employee is going to be fired, it can cause a lot of problems for the company. First of all, if they haven’t been fired yet and know about it, the company can face issues terminating the employee properly. Things to avoid like public embarrassment or diffusing hostility through a sevants package can’t be accomplished if they know of the firing but not the way they will be terminated and benefits.
There is of course the gossip of a sexual nature in the workplace. Who’s sleeping with who is always a hot topic for employees. However, Jim Case Carlton’s Training knows when there are families involved and innuendo can be mistaken, there can be terrible complications even if the rumor is just that. Also, it may cause strife when employees try to discover who the other person is who is perpetrating the sexually charged situation.
The key to ending gossip where it starts is to ignore it the teller. Carlton’s Training Solutions Jim Case has witnessed that if there is no back and forth employees are less likely to gossip with the person again. First of all, the teller will feel they are being judged for gossiping if the employee is not responding back and adding to it or asking questions about it. This will prevent them from doing it again. It also sets a good example and they may avoid it altogether due to possible bad gossip or judgment coming from their behavior.
Carlton’s Training Jack Cash advises that if an employee has heard any gossip, they should not pass it on to anyone. Everyone has a few people they have to share information with and if your outlets are sealed off you have done your part. It cannot be helped if others gossip, but if you cut off your co-workers from it, you cannot be attributed to it and they might also take a lesson from you. “I don’t listen to gossip cause it’s destructive to the workplace,” says Angie Wright of Taco Bell.
Jim Case Carlton’s Training provides corporate programs to companies and advice to organizations to help improve working conditions. Their programs and initiates focus on the problems employees and managers face in the workplace and how best to deal with them. To view any of these programs or know more about this organization, click on their site at Jim Case Carlton’s Training.