Tuesday, November 20, 2007
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 Entrepreneur.com, 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.