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Want job success? Quit gossiping at work — and help others get off the gossip wheel, too
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With many people returning to their offices or job sites — but not everyone! — some pre-pandemic challenges are again becoming part of today's workplace culture.
One persistent issue is office gossip.
It’s a vicious cycle: Gossiping at work affects employee morale, job satisfaction, productivity and the overall work culture.
FOX Business reached out to experts about how to get off the gossip wheel at work — and how employees can remove themselves from fraught or difficult situations, which sends a message to others as well.
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Experts also shared insights on why all workers, no matter what their positions, should resist the urge to gossip.
Why is gossip so detrimental?
Gossip is one of those stigmas that few want to align themselves with, especially on the job or in the workplace.
"When you or someone else is labeled as the ‘office gossip,’ you know it's not a compliment. It paints a picture of how others view you," said Kali Wolken, a licensed professional counselor and certified career counselor in Grand Rapids, Mich.