At the risk of creating a feedback “maelstrom”, I want to discuss “politics” – well, not politics per se but the discourse of politics as it pertains to the workplace.
The recent presidential election has generated a significant amount of controversy across the entire political spectrum. And, many people have felt compelled to use a variety of communication channels to express their political points of view.
We should applaud, embrace, and cherish the fact we live in a democratic society and respect and revere individual free speech rights. However, there can be consequences for expressing those rights. And, while many of us have been trained to respect employment law regarding religion, gender, and sexual issues, I have found very little guidance regarding how to manage the discussion of politics in the workplace – a topic which can be divisive and hostile.Continue Reading …
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