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How To Discuss Politics At Work

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I recently came across a Business News Daily Article titled Talking Politics At Work? 8 Tips To Keep It Civil, and I hope you will read it.

What a refreshing acknowledgement of a topic that will always be relevant, no mater how much we may not want it not to be!

Let’s be honest, talking politics at work can be awkward. But the reality is that it will happen, and as our next presidential election gets closer, it’s more likely you will be engaged by coworkers about political candidates and elections.

That’s why I like this article so much. It calls out 8 things you should consider in order to make talking politics with coworkers a positive experience, not the kind of thing that ruins working relationships forever.

Each tip has more insight here, but this is a topline review of the tips:

  1. You don’t have to participate.
  2. Not everyone has to agree with one another.
  3. Be careful when working at nonprofits.
  4. Be vague.
  5. Don’t be a poor sport.
  6. Know when a conversation is getting heated.
  7. Talk about something else.
  8. What happens at the voting booth matters most.

What do you think of these tips? Let me know in the comments!