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dc.contributor.authorShallcross, Linda
dc.contributor.authorRamsay, Sheryl
dc.contributor.authorBarker, Michelle
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:08:32Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:08:32Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2014-01-30T22:00:41Z
dc.identifier.issn08116202
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/53052
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on malicious workplace gossip from the perspective of those targeted by this dark form of organisational communication. Findings from a large exemplarian action research project are reported that suggest malicious gossip can be an influential form of power that strongly contributes to counterproductive organisational behaviour. The discussion draws upon the emergent themes from the research to highlight the negative consequences of malicious gossip for those targeted and their organisations, and in so doing, elaborates on the phenomenon of workplace mobbing. This research highlights the importance of recognising gossip as an effective, though dark, form of power and the value of rational discourse for improving organisational communication.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent691336 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Queensland
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=201200195;res=IELAPA
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom45
dc.relation.ispartofpageto67
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Communication
dc.relation.ispartofvolume38
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial and Organisational Psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchJournalism and Professional Writing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication and Media Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170107
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1903
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2001
dc.titleThe power of malicious gossip
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2011. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorRamsay, Sheryl G.
gro.griffith.authorBarker, Michelle C.
gro.griffith.authorShallcross, Linda


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