Election Year Politics… and Office Talk
Discussion of election politics can lead to strong feelings and heated arguments. These interchanges at work can affect productivity because they may erode working relationships, alienating workers from each other. Smart tips:
(1) Avoid interjecting political commentary, innuendos, allusions, and insinuations into meetings, emails, or official communications.
(2) Respect the feelings of those who assert their wish to avoid political discussion at work.
(3) Remember the key to avoiding overheated political discussions: Respect the rights of others to have beliefs different from yours