Hi Everyone! Happy Monday!! Just was reading an article about politics and business and found this great section in the piece that I felt could apply to the delicate art of Politics, Business and Personal Feelings within BQ.
“The connection between politics and your employment is inevitable. Step back and see how our basic social order requires a political structure in place to make everything work. Business could not operate without politics because government policies directly or indirectly affect your job whether you know it or not.
As far as ethical responsibility goes, the company has the right to be politically active for its own survival but it does not have the right to impose its political views on its employees. Likewise, the employee has the right to take a political stand without coercion or fear of retribution from the company or coworkers.
Civility and respect must come first. You should place higher priority on the relationships with your coworkers than you do your expression of political views at work. Personal stands on hot-button political issues can divide people and cause more mistrust and animosity quicker that anything else. Don’t let your emotional attachment to your political issues drive a wedge between you and your coworkers. Relationships are more important than the short-term satisfaction you may get from articulating the “superiority” of your political views.”
Found the article HERE