Political topics these days can be a battlefield in conversations, on social media, and at...

101: Politics at work – Worcester Business Journal

Political topics these days can be a battlefield in conversations, on social media, and at work. How should managers cope with the environment created with polarized main political parties and controversial current events while keeping teams effectively collaborative, engaged, and productive? Bans on talking politics don’t work. Managers should encourage open, honest discussion at all levels: individual, group, and organizational, say psychology experts Dawn Chow and Jeffrey Lees. “Studies have shown that trying to explain something complex can be a humbling and eye-opening experience. When people actually start talking about why they favor certain policies, it can help them realize …

 

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