A political discussion is a wonderful thing – with friends. But it has no place in the office.
For many, politics is intensely personal, and therefore a combustible topic potentially. Others simply don’t want to discuss their political views, but may feel pressured to do so in an office situation.
In every instance, a discussion in the workplace that isn’t about business takes away from productivity and focus.
Managers should take care to ensure that politics stay out of the office.