Silence is golden — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
You already know not to initiate office gossip. But you may figure that if someone passes along rumors, you’re free to listen. That’s true ... to a point. If you’re on the receiving end of gossip, make sure no one can eavesdrop. You don’t want the subject to overhear the conversation. Even if you don’t say a word, you’ll be implicated and your relations with that person will sour.