TMI and the Workplace
PERSONAL PRIVACYApril 9, 2010
"It's official: The TMI phenomenon--as in 'too much information'--has invaded the workplace," Elizabeth Bernstein writes in a Wall Street Journal report. She suggests that reality TV and social networking have created "a culture where people are encouraged to share every sordid--or boring--detail of their lives," and the result is that "they have desensitized us to the idea that some things are meant to be private." She also suggests that use of e-mail has blurred the privacy lines. Highlighting the most uncomfortable instances of office TMI, Bernstein shares tips on how to stop "privacy-challenged" coworkers from over-sharing without ruining work relationships.