Who said, “Never discuss politics in polite company?” We might need to say the same of the workplace after our recent survey showed that many U.S. employees are discussing politics ahead of the November general election, quite a few find those exchanges stressful, and even more are actually avoiding a colleague because of their political views.
The data clearly shows that politics is already negatively affecting workplace productivity, collaboration and employee morale. I only expect things to get worse as the 2020 U.S. presidential election approaches.
In 2020, employees are critical stakeholders in our organizations. They expect more conscious action