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How to Keep Politics Out of the Workplace

In this short video, Joseph Grenny offers three tips for keeping political conversations out of the workplace.

  • Confirm whether it’s a problem. You might run a survey to see how many have been affected by political conversations and determine whether a sizable portion of your team would like to see them stop. If so…
  • Don’t make an authoritarian dictate. Instead, frame your goal as a means of fostering workplace harmony.
  • Come up with a friendly way to defend the boundary. Identify something everyone can do or say to remind each other of the new standard about politics in the workplace should politic conversations occur.

Watch the video for more details on these tips.

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