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10 Commandments to Reduce Gossip

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by kimatire, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. kimatire

    kimatire JF-Expert Member

    Nov 21, 2009
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    I would like to have your reaction to a list of ideas I have put together on reducing gossip. Let me know if you agree and what you would add to the list. Thanks

    Gossip and rumors about people are hurtful to relationships and organizational effectiveness. Here are 10 commandments that can reduce this problem in your environment.

    1. Establish an environment of trust
    2. Assume the "mute button" is broken
    3. Be more forthright
    4. Opt out of gossip discussions
    5. Use the Golden Rule when commenting on other people
    6. Value the contributions of people
    7. Increase your ratio of positive to negative comments
    8. Model openness
    9. Assume the best intent when there is a disconnect
    10. Increase transparency