In our blog series on 12 ways to successfully navigate your firm’s politics  (part 1part 2part 3), we talked about avoiding gossiping or supplying information to the firm’s grapevine. Here are 8 questions to ask yourself BEFORE you share some information:

  • Why am I sharing this?
  • Does it create or solve a problem?
  • Do people really need to know this?
  • If I choose to not tell anyone, will the firm be any worse off?
  • Am I name-dropping?
  • Have I labeled facts as facts and opinions as opinions?
  • Will this be considered grassing, gossiping or cutting down another person or group?
  • In the worst case, how could this person use this information so that it could reflect badly on me?

What other things should you think about before sharing any information?

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