Gossip as Strategic Tool

Gossip as Strategic Tool

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I wouldn’t blame you if you are thinking, “Harsha, you have finally lost it!”


Let us look at why it is true whether this is new to us or not.


Why do men not walk around in skirts in most parts of the world, yet in Scotland it is perfectly acceptable to wear it.


In situations relating more to corporations “Why is it employees in some companies openly trash the company while employees in other organizations hold the company in such high esteem that even the slightest negativity about the company is shunned by employees?”




Our research on winning teams showed that over 90% correlation to a team’s ‘winning percentages‘ to ‘respect for the team and teammates‘. From another perspective, it is pretty evident (from the examples even) that if we control the culture of our organizations we can create winning teams.


The obvious question to ask would be to ask how we control culture? ‘Cause if we can crack it, we can use this as a tool and control the winning percent.


Winning teams have figured out a way of:

  1. Controlling Gossip: Gossip is small judgments that team members pass about one another. It is a way society gives us feedback on what is right and what is wrong. They have a sense of duty to the organization in these judgments.
  2. Fiercely Competitive: Everything that they do is a competition and a game. They compete at everything!
  3. Values: Have a core set of people whose values rub on to the others.


Unfortunately, to date, executing this strategy to success has been a myth! The process was neither repeatable nor a science. How can we control the judgment, competitiveness and values across the entire organization in a systematic way and yet improve organization excellence?



Now with Club VA, there is a way. Club VA, Vantage Agora’s patent pending enterprise social networking product improves operational efficiency.


Over the last five years at researchers at Vantage Agora have tried our many social experiments and worked with several organization and effectively come up with a patent pending product called Club VA that is helps run your company as a Social Network with an added advantage of being a ‘CEO Desktop’ to being operational excellence in your organization!



If you are interested in ensuring that your company not only survives the ‘Connected World’ and in fact leverages from it, please do make the call and contact anyone of us at Vantage Agora. Club VA can help!

About Vantage Agora:

Vantage Agora (VA) is a global provider of social enterprise networks software products for operational excellence and back-office solutions for operations excellence along with consulting services for companies in the insurance, finance, and healthcare sectors. As a SSAE 16 Type II audited company, Vantage Agora utilizes advanced data processing and quality control systems on a secured network to ensure efficient, comprehensive management of back-office functions such as insurance, financial, and administrative tasks. Founded in 2004, Vantage Agora has offices in Cleveland and Dallas.



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