Never Share at Work

A recent article, 7 Things You Should Never Share At Work by Harvey Deutschendorf says that sharing personal information at the workplace can build close relationships with other coworkers.  Nevertheless, there are specific limitations on what and how much we should share.  

Here is a list of things you should not share at work that can cause others to question your integrity or put you in a bad light.

  1. Negative aspects of your personal life

Disclosure of any negative aspects about your family (e.g. drug addiction, financial issues) should be avoided.  Even though you are not directly involved, your colleagues in team office space may view these as a reflection of your judgment/character.

  1. Negative comments about others competence

There are people at work that are incompetent, but it is better that you don’t make any negative judgements about them. If you are saying negative things about them, other colleagues may speculate that you are talking behind their backs, too.

  1. Grievances about your job

Don’t complain about your job and what’s going on around, you may be tagged as a negative individual and a poor team player.  If you are not happy with your job anymore then start looking elsewhere or start a freelance business  in  coworking spaces for freelancers.  

  1. Political or religious beliefs

Many people are passionate about their political and religious beliefs and nothing can cause more harm and conflict than arguing with them. If these topics arise, the safest way to respond is to express your sympathy over the people who suffered the consequences of these events.

  1. Offensive or brainless jokes

Think carefully before you make any jokes; don’t say it if there’s any chance that someone may get offended. People may forget what you said over time, but they will always remember the way you made them feel.


These things should be avoided to build teamwork in the workplace. If your business needs collaboration, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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