Whether your workplace is a small, tight-knit community or part of a sprawling conglomerate, water-cooler talk is part of the daily landscape. What often starts as innocent conversation can deteriorate into ugly rumors, gossip and innuendo.
During a time when layoffs and cutbacks are so common, the rumor mill can take on a life of its own and produce panic, misinformation and just plain lies.
How does water cooler talk affect the environment in your workplace? Do you engage in spreading rumors at work? Have you ever been burned by gossip?