How Rumors Undermine Staff Trust – And 6 Ways To Quell Them

Water cooler talk isn’t always about the big game, the Oscars or the next holiday weekend. Too often, gossip is the hot topic. Here’s how to keep destructive speculation to a minimum.

 
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Workplace gossip could be undermining your organization.

Rumors – regardless of how outlandish or inaccurate they are – can damage morale, foment cynicism and lower productivity. Rumors circulate amid organizational change, new leadership, mergers and acquisitions, media attention and more. Once they take root, they can be difficult to remove.

There is a remedy: Effective internal communications can quell rumors, even eradicate them before they take seed…[READ MORE]

Source: How Rumors Undermine Staff Trust – And 6 Ways To Quell Them | ragan.com

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