11. Water Cooler Talk at Work…Is It a Trap?

11. Water Cooler Talk at Work…Is It a Trap?

The ability to successfully climb the corporate ladder includes knowing how to hold your tongue when exposed to discussions that don’t add value to an organization. Water cooler talk can cause your career to sink if you bite the bait. Whether you hear a coworker speaking inappropriately or are confronted by a hot topic, knowing how to navigate around the water cooler talk’s important. In this episode, Keith and Ricky will provide you with C-CRETS on how to avoid getting caught in the water cooler trap.

This week on C-CRETS

[5:31] Water cooler conversations to avoid

[9:57] The negative impact of engaging

[12:12 ] The legal ramifications

[13:16] Rumors can spread like wildfire

[14:53] How it impacts business

[17:30] Engaged employees reduces gossip

[18:18] The importance of peer feedback

[19:33] 3 C-CRETS for individual employees

[23:52 ] 4 C-CRETS for companies that will help minimize the watercooler talk

Resources mentioned

C-Crets Podcast

Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Report

2018 SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Report

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