Hearing It Through the Grapevine: Positive and Negative Workplace Gossip
Organizational Dynamics, 41, 52-61, 2012, DOI: 10.1016/j.orgdyn.2011.12.007
10 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2015
Date Written: 2012
Article details the functions of organizational gossip and how managers can effectively address it in the workplace. Gossip can be a tricky organizational phenomenon in that it can be both positive and negative at the same time; this often depends on whether one is viewing the gossip from the employee’s perspective or the organization’s perspective.
Keywords: Gossip, organizational behavior
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