The surprising benefits of gossip – BBC Worklife

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20220804-the-surprising-benefits-of-gossip

This article was interesting to me, for a couple of reasons.

First, the possibility that a human need for gossip led to the development of language? Fun (to me, at least)!

Second, after two years and four months of working remotely… what and how does office gossip affect things?

Gossip can be good or bad. In the age of #MeToo, gossip that warns its listeners to “Never be alone with” certain men can save people and companies a lot of trouble!

So, for writers and storytellers, how do you use gossip in your tales?

Thoughts about leadership, DEI, and work life

I recently retired. (Yay, me!)

I used to post links to articles about leadership and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to my former employer’s intranet. A number of my former co-workers said they liked that. And I liked sharing things I’d read.

So I told me them I’d think about posting them on my Dancing Tree frog blog.

So I’ll be doing that. Look for these topics:
* Leadership
* DEI
* Workthoughts

Hope they help!

How various specialists organize things

Doctors: In files, patiently.

Massage therapists: Manually.

Information Technology students:
Undergrads: In file systems.
Graduate students: In databases.
PhD: In qubits kept in machine-learning systems.

Historians: In middens, most recent on top.

Logicians: In symbols, logically.

Philosophers: Meaningfully.

Billionaires: In personal assistants and flunkies.

Theoretical physicists: In quantum fields.

Experimental physicists: In measurements and error bars.

Network engineers: In packets and subnets.

House painters: In buckets.

Starbucks employees: In cups (Demi, Short, Tall, Grande, Venti, Trenta).

Charismatic preachers: In revelations and tongues.

Prophets: In signs and wonders.

Astrologers: In star charts and sun signs.

FBI Special Agents: In cases.

Judges: In dockets, judiciously.

Writers: In plots, characteristically.