With the Presidential election about a month away, political passions are running high — and running all the way into the workplace. As the debate over who is best suited to become our next President reaches fever pitch, it's imperative you draw the line between healthy discourse and disruptive disagreements.
Your first inclination might be to draw that line right through healthy discourse. Placing a blanket ban on all political discussion isn't the answer, though. Face it, the election is a big deal and employees are going to talk about it. Policing a complete ban would be a nightmare. Not to mention, employees would likely spend more time griping about the ban than they would have spent discussing the election. Your best bet is to place limits on when such conversations can occur, e.g., not during working time; not in front of, or with, customers.
After communicating to employees when talking politics is pe...(register to read more)