BEGIN:VCALENDAR X-WR-TIMEZONE:US/Eastern DTSTART:20201007T130000 DTEND:20201007T140000 VERSION:2.0 LOCATION:OnlinePRODID:-//Training Doyens //EN METHOD:REQUEST BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20201007T000000 DTSTART;TZID="US/Eastern":20201007T130000 DTEND;TZID="US/Eastern":20201007T140000 SUMMARY:How to Stop Office Gossip - Prevent Conversations from Turning Deadly and Toxic DESCRIPTION: Office gossip is a fact of life, yet it easily destroys relationships and morale at work. Yet, spending eight hours (or more) a day with people you like (and enjoy speaking to) naturally leads to non-work related topics. It is natural to create relationships at work. However, many times, these relationships lead to conversations that are “less than professional.” Complaining about what the boss said, or what someone was wearing, or how a promotion was earned seems “normal” but is dangerous. What is the difference between gossip and conversation? What can you do to ensure your employees are friendly and you create great engagement, yet are not harvesting a workforce filled with gossip, negativity, and resentment? How an organization deals with gossip can mean the difference between growing and thriving or disintegrating from within. Office gossip is a fact of life; what you do with it is up to you. PRIORITY:3END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR