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Gossip in the Workplace: A Weapon or Gift, Says New Research From IU
October 28, 2009
Gossip in the workplace can be a weapon in reputational warfare or a gift, and can offer clues to power and influence not found on organizational charts. New research from Indiana University details how the weapon is wielded--and its influence muted--in a rare study that catches this national pastime on video. The study appears in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.
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