Whether you hate it, practice it or avoid it, office politics prevails in any organization and with it also prevail gossips. But do you know that gossip can limit your career as well? This blog is to address the concern and why you should avoid being part of office politics.
To mention, political skills are essential in life to help you influence people, make good changes happen, share your good ideas, and get into a position of power to get the right thing done.
One should always maintain verbal discipline.
Verbal discipline to know that everything that comes to your mind should not be said. To speculate on things is different, but telling that to others is really dangerous if your words get spread across the floor.
Verbal discipline is a unique skill.
You must often heard that gossiping is not good, but none must have said that its a skill and is not everybody’s cup of tea.
Damage to self and career.
You lessen the players you can work with
Imagine you are supposed to become the team lead, very perfect for the position owing to your technical skills but if you are habituated to bad-mouthing then definitely, you won’t be chosen for the position.
If you try to gossip to lower your competitor’s image, then know that it will also hamper yours. If god things bring back sunshine on us, bad things will also bring back the darkness. Be aware!
To be successful you need to change your thinking strategies, for whom and what. Your coworkers are your teammates, not competition. Even if you have reasons to dislike them, you can’t speak wrong and play unfair.
Limit your future opportunities
What would happen if your boss knows about any recent gossip you did and which really tarnishes someone’s image?
If you have to say something and you are honest with your opinions, speak in front, not at back. Show that person due respect and tell them to their face what your problem is. The fact is that you will notice that you can’t speak to face, then why at someone’s back?
Loose talk creates trouble for you.
Imagine you and the person you gossiped about are supposed to do a common project. Now when others know that you have some dislike for the other person, they would preferably won’t put you on that new project. And this reason is itself bad and if spread like your gossip, will cause you trouble and not the other person whom you laughed at or spoke badly.
Gossip doesn’t just put the other person in a bad light. It puts you in a bad light as well.
To conclude, it is best to practice verbal discipline, and start considering your coworkers as teammates and crare a healthy work environments.
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