The approach of the 2020 U.S. presidential election will create an intense political atmosphere.
How does talking politics impact workplace culture?
When political expression enters the office, it can result in an uncomfortable, if not hostile, workplace dynamic.
We surveyed 500 employees across the U.S. to investigate this claim and found that most employees don’t know or care about what their colleagues think about politics. When it comes to company leaders expressing political opinions, though, expectations change, and employees become much more particular about the political discussion and expression they find acceptable.
Our findings ultimately indicate that when political expression impacts company culture, it does so in a negative way.