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Gossip, News, and Lies

No matter what you’ve heard—or who you heard it from—the digital watercooler is just as refreshing as the stationary watercooler when it comes to issues such as sharing office gossip, news, and misunderstandings or lies among employees. Much of the communications that take place in the virtual workplace are over mediums like email and IM. So people are no longer just discussing gossip, news, and lies in hushed tones at the water cooler—now what they’re saying can be seen and heard, and it’s even harder to keep it a secret.

Let’s Level Set, Shall We?

As a manager, how you tackle issues such as spreading workplace gossip, news, and misunderstandings is one of those less-talked-about skills that can make or break your ...

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