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Gossips in the Workplace

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If you have enjoyed this episode, kindly share this with your friends. For comments and suggestions, please write to psychchat@omnipsi.com or tweet to @psych_chat.If you are interested to know more about what OmniPsi Consulting offers, please click on the link www.omnipsi.com.If you are interested to help James in his validation study and you are based in Hong Kong, please contact James directly through the link below:https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-morley-kirk-b244443/References for the research cited or mentioned in the podcast are below
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