Let’s be real. There’s pretty much no upside to your employees talking politics at work.
Individual politics are rooted in our own unique experiences. People can become very emotional and passionate about their beliefs, and take it personally when someone disagrees. With today’s increased polarization between the two main political parties, unfortunately, attitudes toward those who believe differently can be quite harsh.
This is especially true in a major election year when there tends to be a lot of anxiety about “the other side” winning, or when current events cause tension.
In an office setting,