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Politics in the Workplace

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Politics in the Workplace

For decades, conventional business wisdom has held that employees should check their political opinions at the door. A new SHRM survey, however, shows that not only are political conversations occurring at work, they're on the rise—and causing conflicts:

  • 56% of U.S. employees say politics and the discussion of political issues have become more common in the last four years.
  • 42% percent have personally experienced political disagreements in the workplace.
34% say their workplace is not inclusive of differing political perspectives.

The findings suggest that political topics like race, sex and gender make up a dimension of diversity that workplace cultures should include and embrace by facilitating civil conversations.

This article provided by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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