Election Day and the days that follow can bring both happiness and anxiety to the workplace. Some employees may openly celebrate the outcomes, while others may be sad, defeated, or enraged. Employees who hold opposing political views may engage in heated debates, resulting in a tense and unproductive workplace that undermines employee morale.
TheFollowing are Some Result on How to Handle Election
Human Resources Should Not Prohibit Civil Conversations
Paskoff, a former US Department of Justice litigator, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, HR professionals must get ahead of the conflict by issuing “values” statements and scheduling team meetings around the subject.
According to Lola Bakare, an inclusive marketing strategist and chief marketing officer advisor based in Philadelphia, post-election political discussions can be especially sensitive for employees from underrepresented communities.
Keeping Workplace Civility
According to Kimberly Lee Minor, founder and CEO of Columbus-based boutique firm in Bumbershoot, organizations should consider holding an all-hands meeting before, during, or immediately following the election to allow senior leadership to express zero tolerance for hostility or harm policy to everyone.
Leadership and HR can foster a harmonious workplace by communicating the importance of productivity, results, innovation, and talent retention. According to the newest SHRM book Talking Taboo by SHRM Chief Knowledge Officer Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, discussing taboo subjects in the workplace can lead to a politically charged climate and decrease the importance of these goals.