Balance Free Expression and Office Harmony in an Election Year

Balance Free Expression and Office Harmony in an Election Year

Political Pugilism March 8, 2016 By: Alex Beall

It's election season, and employees are bound to discuss the candidates and the issues. Sometimes these conversations can get heated, creating a delicate balancing act for managers who seek to welcome diverse viewpoints while ensuring productivity and civility in the workplace. Having smart policies in place will help keep the political heat to a minimum in the office.

With election season in full swing, political talk and activity may seep into the office corridors. Managers have the delicate task of regulating political expression while supporting diverse viewpoints, ensuring an inclusive culture, and nurturing camaraderie among staff....