Q27. State with reasons whether following statements are correct or incorrect.
- Rumors and gossips are synonymous.
- Lying break down the trust between individuals.
- Incorrect: Rumors and gossips are unavoidable part of everyday corporate life. Even though rumors and gossips often travel through the same network, there is a distinction between the terms. Rumors tend to focus on events and information, where as gossip focuses on people. Even though managers usually treat the information as ” yet to be confirmed”. They may cloud judgments about the employee.
- Correct: A lie is a false statement intended to deceive. Most would agree that ” one ought not to lie”. Yet lies in business are more common that they would care to admit. Lying break down the trust between individuals, shaking the foundation of ethical communication.