Not all conversations at work happen around a conference table or at a formal meeting. The more juicy chats tend to occur around the water cooler, at happy hour or in the hallways.
No matter the culture or employees’ happiness levels, every office has gossip.
“It’s part of the fabric of our communication,” says Julie Jansen, career coach and author of I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This. “It’s absolutely impossible not to gossip, just keep it to a minimum.”