Talking Politics on the Job?


The three taboos in social conversation are sex, religion and politics. The same taboos apply to the workplace – especially when a manager is talking with a direct report.

In this article from Ilene Wasserman on Entrepreneur.com, the focus is more on how to properly engage a co-worker in a political discussion. Her ideas are sound.

But as a manager, the easiest way to avoid confrontation and difficult feelings is simply not to discuss politics – or sex, or religion – with your employees.

Keep your workplace a forum for business ideas and discussions, and not a political forum for your own (or others’) beliefs.

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