Workplace Gossip – How to Handle Office Gossip

Adriana Girdler

Find it hard focusing on your career with all that workplace trash talk? These rules will help you avoid office gossip Nothing is more harmful …

Find it hard focusing on your career with all that workplace trash talk? These rules will help you avoid office gossip

Nothing is more harmful to a work environment than nasty office gossip. It goes without saying that you don’t want to be the one talking behind everyone’s back, but it can also be harmful to be the one listening to the trash talk. Workplace gossip is something you want to RUN AWAY from and avoid at all costs!

We all hate being the person talked about, so why do we so often do the talking? Over the years I’ve come across lots of mean-spirited office gossip, and I have found it SO key to step away from the rumours in order to keep my great professional reputation up. Today, I’m going to share with you some strategies I still use to do just that.

In this video, we’re going to chat about:

  • How to RESPOND to negative gossip (what do you say when someone starts gossiping?!)
  • How to INTERACT with that well-known office gossiper
  • What to do when you really need to VENT about someone
  • What to do when you simply can’t AVOID being on the receiving end of gossip

I can tell you from experience that once you’ve implemented these tips, your professional reputation will skyrocket. Who wouldn’t want an outcome like that?!

That being said…. Remember how I told you to run away from office gossip? Well… that starts with running over to YouTube to check out this video. See you there!



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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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