What is a manager’s role in stopping fake news in the workplace?

What is misinformation in the workplace and how to identify it?

3 ways how to stop fake news in the workplace

1. Foster a culture of transparency

2. Educate the team on identifying fake news

  • Check its veracity — read the information, check its sources, vet the author, and cross-check with other sources.
  • Examine your biases — get acquainted with some of the most common critical thinking errors and ensure you’re not falling victim to them, e.g. confirmation bias, availability bias, anchoring bias, etc.
  • Be mindful of who’s sharing it — understanding where the news is coming from can go a long way in telling you how to respond diplomatically.

3. Lead by example

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