Here's the deal... when people in the workplace gossip it hurts the company. Inappropriate conversation (or gossip) creates a toxic environment. What's a "toxic environment?" It is an environment that is fraught with drama, infighting, intimidation, and GOSSIP. Here's the short of it... when employees gossip it will create a toxic environment. Trust will nosedive. Productivity will evaporate. Profitability will vanish.
When leaders gossip - game over. Success will be elusive. Bottom line (literally) is don't gossip.
Jeff Newkirk, Founder & CEO, PEM Consulting Group