Minorities’ experiences of office gossip

: 3 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
: 3/4

This article sought to explore the extent to which research has been conducted on minorities’ experiences of office gossip within organisations

Keywords: Office gossip; positive gossip; negative gossip; malicious gossip; minority employees

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to increase organizational scholars’ awareness of literature related to office gossip.

Editor's comments:
Limited research has been conducted on minority employees’ experiences of office gossip.  This article focuses on 60 years of research on office gossip and highlights the shortcomings in the literature as related to minority employees’ experiences of gossip.  .

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should be able to:

  1. Understand the challenges of studying the phenomenon of office gossip;
  2. Describe the process of gossip;
  3. Discuss the outcomes of gossip;
  4. Discuss the shortcomings related to minority research on office gossip.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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