Diversity. It’s typically one of the greatest strengths of a thriving business. Yet while differences in skills, backgrounds and opinions can often be harnessed to great effect, inevitably some issues are so fundamental they can instead create tension and conflict, turning a smooth-running workplace into anything but.
There’s arguably no better example than the current debate surrounding the Same-Sex Marriage postal survey being undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on behalf of the Australian Government. Whatever your personal stance, it begs the question: how do you best manage workplace conflicts that arise from such polarising issues?