Work gossip. Some of us participate in it, and most of us see it as a relatively harmless reality of working in an office. But the truth is, gossip has the power to dismantle even the best teams and keep good teams from becoming truly great. Here’s why work gossip is bad news:
Most American employees, it turns out, aren’t all there. In other words, the majority of U.S. workers aren’t engaged in their jobs. In its recent Employee Engagement Index, Gallup found 71 percent were not engaged in their work. Gallup defines “engaged” as those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace.
Sometime over the course of this year millions of employees will sit down with their boss to engage in one of the annual rites of passage – the performance review. For many, that discussion will not be productive – for that many more it will be frustrating and discouraging.
Today’s small business owner would be wise to reconsider the importance of the content contained in a job advertisement, says a New Jersey small business expert. According to Lonnie Sciambi, The Entrepreneur’s Yoda who owns The Small Business Force, today’s employers need to view job advertisements as more than a way of finding the best qualified candidates for an employment opportunity.