No need for negative nellies

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

Words may not break bones like sticks and stones, but they can still do a lot of damage.

It’s a familiar image; colleagues gathered around the water cooler engaged in happy banter. In fact, ‘water cooler conversation’ has pretty much entered the English vernacular. Unfortunately, it’s also where of lot of negative office gossip happens – and not just about Brad and Angelina. Workplace gossip can be defined as “informal and evaluative talk in an organisation about another...

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Published 08 January, 2009 | Updated 02 June, 2015