Events and Workshops
Taste of Knowledge Event, November 27th, 2015
The Taste of Knowledge is a free networking event for professionals who care about their personal development and choose to continuously learn from new insights in order to improve the performance of their organisations. The free workshops serve as appetizers for the learning trajectories our business school offers to professionals who are willing to invest in their future.
14.30 - 15.00: Welcome with drinks
15.00 - 17.00: Session of your choice
17.00 - 18.00: Networking / drinks and snacks
As most participants are from this Region, we offer 4 sessions in Dutch and 1 session in English
Rumour has it! The Power of Gossip at the Workplace
Organisations have formal designs. They tell us who does what and who reports to whom. The organogram gives us an idea of these formal relations. Informal behaviour at the workplace, however, is more difficult to see. Managers tend to neglect these activities, sometimes with disastrous results. Disregarding what informally happens at work also means: missing opportunities!
Gossip is perhaps the most widespread informal behaviour at the workplace. Gossip can harm people and projects, and thus must be tackled. But gossip can also be positive. For instance, through gossip newcomers can learn the corporate culture more quickly. Does gossip facilitate learning at the workplace?
Speaker: Dr. Ad van Iterson
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Click here for the pictures of the last Taste of Knowledge event.