Talking Politics in the Office Do’s and Dont’s

Talking Politics in the Office Do’s and Dont’s

Talking Politics in the Office Do’s and Dont’s

Studies show that workers engaging in political debates at work are feeling burdened and strained and it can also cause a decrease in worker productivity.

Checklist: Talking politics in the office do’s and dont’s

  1. There is a time and place to talk politics and at work is not one of them, not everyone shares your views, you don’t want to damage any relationships
  2. Stay neutral if political debates breakout or step away from the conversation, hard feeling can last a lifetime
  3. If you do engage in political discussions, stay respectful and calm, be prepared for potential consequences, if your manager disagrees with your views you could be passed up for promotion
  4. Check your workplace social media policy and guidelines, what you say online could be in conflict with your company’s messaging
  5. Avoid wearing clothing with political affiliations (some workplaces may also mandate this)
  6. Be ready to change the topic if you are uncomfortable
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