How to Handle Political Discussions in the Workplace

Publisher: When I Work

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How to Handle Political Discussions in the Workplace

Over time, employees say that discussing politics in the workplace hasn’t just kicked off a few office squabbles: it’s also resulted in reduced productivity, poorer work quality, difficulty getting work done, a more negative view of coworkers, more stress, and increased workplace hostility. Talking politics at work can quickly lead to a toxic office environment. So when tensions start to rise, what are managers to do? Here are 5 ways you can keep political talk (and tempers) in check at work during this election season.