Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Talking Politics on the Job?

The three taboos in social conversation are sex, religion and politics. The same taboos apply to the workplace - especially when a manager is talking with a direct report.

In this article from Ilene Wasserman on, the focus is more on how to properly engage a co-worker in a political discussion. Her ideas are sound.

But as a manager, the easiest way to avoid confrontation and difficult feelings is simply not to discuss politics - or sex, or religion - with your employees.

Keep your workplace a forum for business ideas and discussions, and not a political forum for your own (or others') beliefs.

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