When office gossip is about you

Question: At my company, we have an open floor plan with few private offices. That means that nothing one says at work is really private. What should I do if I hear someone, who obviously doesn't know I am nearby, talking about me — especially when they are disparaging a project I am leading? Answer: No matter how long it has been since secondary school, people are naturally wounded when others talk about them. But in the workplace, it’s [...]

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