“If you propose to speak always ask yourself: is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.”
Gossip erodes morale, hurts productivity and can lead to turnover.
1. Be a role model. As a manager and leader, don’t entertain gossip or participate in it yourself.
2. Turn unconstructive conversations about others into a problem-solving session.
3. When someone comes to you with an issue about someone else, ask: have you spoken to them about this?