Can Gossip at Work Really be Good?

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A recent study from University of Kentucky indicates that gossip in the workplace might actually be good for people and for the workplace.   

http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-study-shows-gossip-work-not-all-bad

The September 2010 Harvard Business Review does a good job of challenging the researchers to defend thier findings. 

http://hbr.org/2010/09/defend-your-research-its-not-unprofessional-to-gossip-at-work/ar/1 

What do you think?

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