You don’t have time for complaints or water-cooler talk.
I’m not referring to constructive criticism or feedback. I mean the types of complaints and discussions we fire off without thinking in a small group.
Perhaps something didn’t go well at work. Maybe you were given a higher than normal workload. Perhaps you heard a rumor about an employee.
Why share this? Is it important to getting things done? Unlikely.
I’m not innocent. I’ve participated in the same discussions. It’s just that I’ve slowly realized they do nothing but waste time and spread discontent across the group.
Change these discussions to something positive or just leave.
As in many situations, easier said than done, but it’s worth a try.