3rd January 2019 From India, Mumbai
a. Gettogether on some functions like - Holi/Pre Diwali/New year's eve and involve employees there or Community meals (Involving employees to serve food)
b. Scheduled Family visits to work place so that they feel proud that they are associated with the kind up Company.
C Employee outdoor activities like picnics, etc.
Alike above you may think having a brain storming with your team.
This certainly will help in reducing the gossip culture.
4th January 2019 From India, Mohali
This kind of behavioural issue can be tackled by repeated persuasive talk .
Besides, I am sure there are only small number of habitual employees who indulge in this who are required to be disciplined by warnings and pro- rata salary deduction in fit cases.
Generally it is human nature to gossip for a while which should be ignored and only irresponsible and time wasters need to be sternly tackled .
4th January 2019 From India, Mumbai