Thinking of discussing politics at work? Think again.

Talking Politics

Traditionally in the startup world, CEOs have tried to avoid mixing business and politics, because of the fear that the latter would harm the former. Long ago in the 1990s, basketball star Michael Jordan refused to endorse a Democratic candidate for governor of his home state of North Carolina, saying, “Republicans buy shoes too.”

But in 2021, this traditional approach seems both outdated and untenable. The most important issues that affect every business – the Covid-19 pandemic, widespread protests against racism, and the presidential election have become, undeniably political.


Leadership in Business

Leadership in business is the ability of a company's management to set and achieve challenging goals, take fast and strong action when needed, outperform the competition, and inspire others to perform at the highest level they can.

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Businesses and Their Leaders

In the business world, a leader is responsible for ensuring that employees are motivated, and are committed to the success of the organization. This involves raising and maintaining morale by ensuring that each employee understands the important role they play in the business and that they are esteemed for their contribution.

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40 successful business leaders:

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13 famous business leaders:

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Do’s and Don’ts of Talking Politics at Business

Talking about political stuff at the workplace or in the business setting can sometimes lead to certain problems between co-workers and colleagues. It is better to avoid political gossip especially at the workplace and in the business world.

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Dos and don'ts at workplace :

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Dos and don'ts to be mindful of :

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Dos and don'ts  for political discussions:

Follow these simple do’s and don’ts for political conversation at work to make sure that you don’t offend co-workers or get on the wrong side of Human Resources, Click here

Legal dos and don'ts :

To know about some legal dos and don’ts that must serve as a reminder of how to appropriately engage (or not engage) in political conversations on the job, Click here

Talking politics at a business place can at times be a problem and may lead to an unlikely work environment. It is generally considered better to avoid talking about political stuff at the office. 


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About the Author: Sareen Yasmin

Her passion includes creative writing, reading and playing around words. She is looking forward to bringing some change with the power of pen and thoughts. Mic and pen are her best friends.

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