Here are some thoughts on gossip and criticism. Two things that spoil a company’s culture and unity of purpose are gossip and criticism. To avoid these divisive things, we must realize that as a company, we’re all in the same boat and need each to work effectively and productively together.
Criticism of colleagues and employees can seen to be necessary for managing the workforce and for reaching corporate goals. Often it has the opposite effect. Using the right method of communication and motivation to reenforce the behaviors that drive workforce productivity will go a long way toward preserving and salvaging employee morale. A workplace without gossip and criticism can help both retain employees and improve workplace productivity.