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    Office decorum disturbed in bossís absence

    A group of female colleagues indulge in gossip during office hours. My boss is on leave and I am the officiating one. I need to put this matter straight but my seniors said that it would create melodrama in the workplace. What should I do next?

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    beborocks Array
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    Re: Office decorum disturbed in bossís absence

    Hi aspirant

    As you are the acting head at this point so it is your responsibility to do what your boss would have done had he been here in your place. You should responsibly perform your duties and not shy away from the same just because others are telling you to do so. So you should certainly reprimand those female employees for disturbing the decorum of your workplace by gossiping during the office hours. Call them to your cabin and give them a warning.

    You should tell them that they are creating unrest in the workplace and disturbing the decorum due to their gossiping during the office hours. They can interact during free time as they want but during the office hours they should not astray from their responsibilities and thus concentrate on their work fully rather than concentrating on useless things. If they dont mend their behaviour in the future, they can even be punished.

    I am sure they will learn their lesson and never repeat such a thing again. All the best friend and Thanks

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    Rituja Array
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    Re: Office decorum disturbed in bossís absence

    Yes,there are some people who always take advantage of the situation that "when the cat is away ,the mice will play".The same goes with some of your female colleagues at office.They take advantage of the boss's absence and start gossiping to their hearts content ! You can make a complain straight away against them,since you are fearing a chaos within the office premises,so you have to handle the situation tactfully.While the boss is away,you to assign them with a good work load.Once the become overburned with workload,they will definitely get less time and scope for gossiping.This way their mouths will be shut,and the office discipline will also be in its place.

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