15 Resolutions You Should Make this Year to Get Ahead
by Denene Brox, Salary.com contributing writer

Resolution 11: Stop gossiping with co-workers

Gossip and its close cousin, complaining, are bad work habits that can get the better of many of us. It can also lead to dissatisfaction, strife, and overall bad morale in the office.

Don't participate in silly and sometimes hurtful gossip. If there's an issue that's bothering you at work, take it to the source and work it out directly instead of gossiping to anyone who'll listen.

Resolve to: Put the lid of gossip and complaining. It doesn't change anything; in fact, it only makes matters worse.  Challenge yourself to identify solutions to any problems that you'd normally just gossip about.

 

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