Archive for the ‘Workplace Gossip’ Category

Asleep on Their Feet

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Ready for a scary metaphor? A recent poll by the Gallup Organization says that as many as 72 percent of US workers are so disengaged that they are essentially “sleepwalking throughout their day.” That’s nearly three in four workers. Yikes!

I’m still emotionally scarred from watching Night of the Living Dead. Do we really have to see reruns every day at work?

What you’ve got are people operating under an unspoken agreement that it’s okay to approach their work, and even the act of walking across the room, like an underpaid extra in a zombie flick. How do you fix this problem? By creating healthier agreements. (more…)

Gossip… A Leading Indicator of an Upcoming Pink Slip

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

If you’re looking to shoot your own job security in the foot during this insecure time, there’s no better way than to get down in the mud with the worst of your coworkers.

Kill the REAL Cancer of the Workplace: Put Workplace Dysfunction on Chemo

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

When you think of a dysfunctional organization, you might picture a lot of screaming and yelling. That’s not pleasant to be around—but it’s also not the most destructive thing a workplace can endure. Real dysfunction has very little that has to do with raised voices.