Here’s Why People Gossip So Much

And this is why you should mind your own business!

TIME

Gossip helps police bad behavior in a social network and relieves stress.

About 15% of office emails are gossip:

According to some estimates, the average corporate email user sends 112 emails every day. About one out of every seven of those messages, says a new study from Georgia Tech, can be called gossip.

Negative gossip is nearly 3 times as prevalent:

Still, another finding was that “negative” gossip, characterized through a Natural Language Text Processing analysis, was in fact 2.7 times more prevalent than positive gossip, though a significant portion of the messages were sentiment-neutral.

Around 80% of office gossip is true:

The grapevine’s communication does not really concentrate on gossip regarding individuals; about 80% of it pertains to business-related politics. It is also interesting to note that 70-90% of a message’s details are usually correct.

The way employees gossip about a company can predict its…

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