Politics at the Company?

December 22, 2023

These days everything seems to be political. As we create open and safe workplaces, where does the discussion of politics come in? Short answer? It doesn’t.

There’s been a disturbing trend where employers are constantly trying to please employees. This is not great leadership.  To use an analogy, is spoiling your children the best parenting?

The truth is the company exists to do a job, and to serve a customer.  And by all means that means taking care of workers needs. But political discussion is not one of them.

If you’re worried that people will leave if you don’t create space for politics, then I have to assume the vision and culture are simply not strong enough to retain talent. And if that’s the case, let’s talk.