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?