The process through which information gets spread unofficially
throughout the company. Can be word of mouth, email, or even a hand-written piece of paper. In most companies, news, rumors, gossip and information can spread to hundreds or thousands of employees in a very short time.
Brown-nosing/kissing up/sucking up
Being overly friendly with the boss, or upper management, or anybody with some power or control, with the intent of getting favors from them, such as promotions, raises, bonuses, etc. In many cases, it is possible that there are other employees who merit
these advantages more than the brown-noser
talk that undermines
someone's reputation or unfairly criticizes someone's work when they're not around.
Loose talk to disclose
something, often of questionable veracity
, that is better kept to oneself. Can involve talking about an individual, a group, company issues. Can be business-related or personal.
Similar to gossip, but usually more based on some factual
element or half-truth.
Spreading a rumor with malicious intent.
Gossip, rumors, information-spreading, etc. that takes place among employees of the same rank.
Group of employees who stick together bound by common beliefs, interests, and/or personalities. They are usually resistant to allowing outsiders in who they feel are different from them.
Kiss a lot of frogs
term used to describe an upwardly
ambitious and aggressive
person who wants to climb the ladder by having questionable relationships.
Involves something damaging to the company or staff that was previously hidden and comes to light.