Professor Kirk Chang has been interviewed by Fiona Macrae, Science Correspondent for the Daily Mail and talked about his latest research in gossip management at work.
Prof. Chang, who conducted a series of empirical investigations with colleagues from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and National Chengchi University (Taiwan), said: “Virtually all workers engage in gossip at one time or another but surprisingly it has not been subject to much study. You might think that gossip about non work matters might harm productivity, but we found that the opposite. Only job-related gossip leads to negative implications”.
Research findings are published by the International Journal of Human Resource Management (DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2014.985329) and further details of this interview are available at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3484992/It-s-okay-gossip-just-not-work-Research-suggests-moaning-bosses-leads-lack-motivation-office.htmlLeave a comment