Of workplace gossip
by wairimu Posted on 31-08-2015
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Apparently gossiping is no longer a reserve for housewives. There are people that seem to thrive, feel important and famous through gossip. In organization gossip is christened as grapevine. My communication lecturer told me that gossip is an essential channel of communication in an organization that some managers use to gauge employee’s reaction to some changes before they are introduced into the system. Too much gossip in an organization causes more harm than good.

In organizations, there are those individuals that know everything before anyone else does. It does not matter whether they are the top, middle or low level management but a gossiper will always be a gossiper. Trust me no matter how tight their work schedule is, they will still find time to gossip. Such people already know who got laid yesterday, who has slept with whom in the organization or who is quitting before they even submit resignation letters. Such people literally make other people’s business their business. Some will even tell you who slept hungry or who is having a fight with their spouse at home.

Such people become restless when they have something to share. The information pricks them like a doctor’s needle in one’s behind. They will even put words into one’s mouth. They are professionals in sweet talking people to dig out information from them which they later craft and use against an individual without their knowledge.

“Do you know that Tabz is pregnant?” They will ask, even before there are any possible clues or signs of the same. Even if they have never seen one with a man, they will even say that the father of the baby is double Tabz’ age; as though one’s pregnancy has got anything to do with them! In organizations, gossip is not only spread by women but also men who would talk just about anything to anyone. Gossip ends up making people develop grudge against fellow employees over claims that cannot be substantiated and also leads to collisions between employees to their bosses. A gossiper will talk about issues that are not in existence just to derive information from an individual. It takes time to know them as they behave like rats that bite as they carefully blow on the bite to avert any pain that might occur, only for an individual to notice much later when the harm has already happened.

Some of these employees act out of insecurity as they might feel that other employees are thriving in their work, which may make it easier to climb up the corporate ladder. Some are out rightly jealous. Some feel incompetent whereas others are just idle. There might be some aspect of truth in gossip but it is not all the time that gossip is truthful.

Once one identifies such people, it is important to keep one’s mouth zipped or watch what they say to them. Since it becomes like a disease that never heals, one should leave them alone but never entertain negative information that might be misleading. Once they realize that one is not interested in their lie or crap, they will look for other people to spread their rumors to. This will save one from trouble and from getting infected with mushene syndrome.




   

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