How to Deal with a Culture of Gossip and Backbiting?
Hi all, I am in the following situation:
- I am the deputy of a Team Manager (TM).
- The team consists of people with low- or very low education. They love to gossip and backbite either the other team mates or the manager.
- The Business Owner (BO) likes gossip and backbiting. That has become part of the culture of the company. He encourages the team mates to come to him and share their gossips, so that sometimes there is a queue in front of his door.
- The TM tried to discuss this many times with the BO without any success.
What one could do in this situation? I am new to team management and is the first time in my life when I manage /deputize a team. Thank you for your tips.