Research shows that we often build closeness and status by sharing negative opinions about others. Gossip is pervasive throughout our society and our camps and yet steps exist that can be undertaken to eliminate it in a close working environment. Why Camp Staff Can't Help Gossiping and What We Can Do About It explains how to form a staff culture that provides support and the feeling of belonging to a group while rejecting gossip. The DVD provides guided activities that are designed to help you create your own no-gossip policy. The DVD also features staff training and supervision techniques that you can use to develop appropriate forums for venting troubles, while keeping the social atmosphere positive. Finally, the DVD explains how to establish a transparent camp culture that reduces the need for "information creation."
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