Gossip and Organizations

Book Name : Gossip and Organizations

By by Kathryn Waddington

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Gossip is a complex and ubiquitous phenomenon, widely found and variously practiced. Gossip and Organizations provides the reader with an analysis of gossip and informal knowledge across different national, organizational and cultural contexts, drawing upon empirical findings and the author's experiences of researching gossip in nursing and healthcare organizations and higher educational institutions. Kathryn Waddington aims to dispel once and for all the myth that women gossip and men have conversations, shattering the illusion that gossip at work is trivial talk. This book challenges the assumption that gossip is a problem that should be discouraged. While there is undoubtedly a dark side to gossip, Kathryn Waddington argues that paying closer attention to gossip as organizational communication and knowledge enables exploration of other ways of seeing, interpreting and understanding organizations. Gossip is not merely an impediment of organizing, it is a form of organizing which shapes perceptions and actions, and can forewarn managers of future failure in organizational systems. The complexity of gossip is such that a of range inter-disciplinary explanations is necessary in order to account for this form of communication and knowledge across multiple levels and spaces in and around organizations. Waddington provides a new evidence-based framework incorporating ethics, emotion, identity, sensemaking and power as a guide future research, theorizing and critical reflective and reflexive practice in the field of organizational gossip. Taylor and Francis; August 2012 ISBN 9781136279829 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: Gossip and Organizations Author: Kathryn Waddington Imprint: Routledge Subject categories Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Large industry. Factory system. Big business > Cooperation. Cooperative societies Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Industry Business > Management Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial management Business > Organizational Behavior Social Science ISBNs 1136279822 9780415417853 9781136279829 9781136279812 In The Press "This is an exciting and innovative book that makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of gossip in organizations." Andrew Brown (University of Bath, UK) About The Author Kathryn Waddington is Reader and Head of the Department of Psychology at Westminster University, UK. She has a PhD in psychology from the University of London and her primary research interests are in organizational communication and knowledge, emotion, employee engagement and leadership.

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Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Large industry. Factory system. Big business - Cooperation. Cooperative societies Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Industry Business - Management Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Management. Industrial management Business - Organizational Behavior Social Science

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1136279822 - 9780415417853 - 9781136279829 - 9781136279812

In The Press:

"This is an exciting and innovative book that makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of gossip in organizations." Andrew Brown (University of Bath, UK)

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Routledge