A reader writes:
I’m the overall supervisor of a giant firm. Lately I had a closed-door assembly in my workplace with our HR supervisor, Jenny, discussing the problems of the week, together with disciplining a tough worker and succession planning for Jenny’s unannounced new position within the firm.
After we exited the workplace, we observed that an worker, Patty, was quietly working late within the workplace subsequent to us, and her supervisor Ashley (who I handle) was in there. I didn’t suppose something of it on the time, however I came upon later that Ashley had moved into Patty’s workplace particularly to eavesdrop. The subsequent day, all the delicate particulars of our hour-long dialog had made their rounds by all the staff within the workplace. Patty had instructed Ashley to return over to her workplace to hear! We simply had a coaching session on lowering gossiping per week in the past, due to an incident with one other considered one of Ashley’s staff, and it’s executed nothing to cease the gossip downside.
I’m furious. I selected to not reply instantly so I may calm down and never reply emotionally. I do know that I have to confront each Ashley and Patty, however do not know what to say.
I reply this query over at Inc. in the present day, the place I’m revisiting letters which were buried within the archives right here from years in the past (and typically updating/increasing my solutions to them). You can learn it right here.