BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND NO GOSSIP POLICY
At OEIS, gossip is an activity that can drain, distract and downshift our job satisfaction. We all have participated in this, yet most of us say we don’t like it. In order to create a more professional workplace, we are making a commitment to creating a gossip-free environment.
Gossiping; Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature. A person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumors or facts. Trivial, chatty talk, or writing.
You will notice that gossip is a noun – which means it is something you DO. That also means that gossip is something you choose to do and you can choose NOT to do. In order to end gossip, means to end a particular type of communication, and this can be talk, text, social media, or email communications.
- Gossip always involves a person who is not present.
- Unwelcome and negative gossip involved criticizing another person.
- Gossip often is about conjecture that can injure another person’s credibility or reputation.
In order to be professional at OEIS, I promise to:
1.Not speak or insinuate another person’s name when that person is not present unless it is to complement or reference that individual regarding work matters.
2.Refuse to participate when another mentions a person who is not present in a negative light. I will change the subject or tell them that I have agreed not to talk about another individual.
3.Choose not to respond to negative emails, texts, or social media posts or use emails, texts, or social media posts to pass on private or derogatory information about another individual from the workplace.
4.While off the job, I will not speak to another co-worker about people at work in a derogatory light. If I have feelings, I will select to talk to some, not at the workplace.
5.If a co-worker does something unethical, against procedures, or disruptive, I will use the proper channeled to report this to the upper management administrator to take corrective action.
6.I will mind my own business, do good work, be a professional adult and expect the same in return.
By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read the above No Gossip Policy and intend to abide by the above mention guidelines. I am aware that if I fail to abide by said guidelines I may face disciplinary action, including possible termination.