A new study by a Dutch researcher found that gossip and idle chatter at work brings coworkers together and makes them more cooperative.
With that said you must keep your chit chat to a minimum because the study also shows that people who talk too much have fewer friends at work.
It is important to keep in mind gossip simply means talking about someone who isn't there so it can be positive or negative. It is best to keep negative gossip to a minimum and you must be certain you can trust the person with whom you share this type of information.
You should also keep the number of people you gossip with to a minimum because the more people you confide in the more untrustworthy you appear to the rest of the employees at the office.
Do you gossip at work? Are you considered the office gossip? Do you think that gossip is an effective way to make your office more cohesive?