Gossiping at the office starts off innocently enough – you want to bond with a co-worker so you exchange a few juicy details about this and that person from the office. But sooner or later, gossiping can turn into something that ruins your career.
Not only will you gain bad reputation, you are also risking serious consequences if something you’ve said reaches the person you’re talking about. Not to mention you can easily get fired if that person is your boss. So instead of spreading that kind of negativity, shift other people’s opinion about you by including some positive comments about co-workers or just politely excuse yourself from the conversation that’s headed in that direction. There are other ways of bonding with your colleagues that don’t include gossiping as well.