Rachel Weingarten, author of ‘Career and Corporate Cool: How to Look, Dress and Act the Part at Every Stage of Your Career’, reveals that gossiping hobby turns big risk in one’s career.
“Maybe you think it’s harmless gossip, but in reality it can affect your credibility,” said Rachel, as quoted from the shine.
Before you decide to gossip, there are some things to consider. Rachel mentioned some consequences that will be accepted when you became gossip.
First, you become a bad reputation. Branded as gossips will drop your image in front of others, and is bad for your career development.
Furthermore, automatically, your coworkers will stay away. Their trust in you will fade. After that, the rhythm and your productivity began to fail. It did not take long for the boss to see something wrong with you.
Then how do I avoid gossiping activities? Rachael also mentioned tricks.
- Change of gossiping with other work. Busy yourself with something more useful, for example working on unfinished work.
- If there are friends who gossip, create an alarm for yourself, decide how long your friends have heard the chatter that. For example, only 5 minutes of time to listen, then leave, do other work.
- If you have already heard the gossip, instead of spreading it to others, should keep it to yourself, if necessary, write the gossip in the book, to be more relieved.
So, still interested in gossip?