Chris Corrigan on gossip…

Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

He’s a smart guy that Chris Corrigan. I loved his observation a propos Fast Company blogging on gossip:

When I am working with organizations who complain that they have communication problems, I always ask about gossip. I ask how long it takes for a juicy rumour to propagate through the organization. People usually respond with some lightning fast time.

I always point out that this means that there is no communication problem, the problem is that people are just not passionate enough about issues that are “communication problems.” This always leads into nice discussions about working with more passion, rather than devising some useless set of easily broken communication commitments.

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