Company Culture: News or Gossip

There’s company news: Meant to inform. Meant to be objective.

Then there’s company gossip: Unconstrained conversations filled with unchecked facts.

Beware. It’s easy to communicate with good intentions, yet fall victim to gossip.

Next time you communicate something significant, think first and ask yourself:

  • Do I know enough to inform effectively?

  • Do I have all the facts straight?

  • Is this something my team members need to be informed of?

  • How will I present the facts so they are clear?

  • Are there still holes or gaps in what I’m trying to communicate?