Why offices need gossip

Jamie Hodari is Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Industrious Is there a figure in the working world more reviled, more often the victim of our eye rolls and disdain than the office gossip? And why not? As conventional wisdom would have it, they cause friends to turn against friends, expose office flings, and make sure to remind you of that Christmas party you’d rather forget. But like a good piece of gossip, there are layers to this story. People are fundamentally social, and companies that try to quash social gossip in the workplace and advocate for a strict separation between our personal and professional lives do so at their own peril. Far from…

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