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Political discussion at work can actually strengthen an employee’s job satisfaction and commitment to the organization, but only if the discussion is characterized as “an exchange of perspectives” with “give and take,” rather than as “political pressuring” to agree with a supervisor’s political ideas. This was the surprising preliminary finding of an innovative, nationally representative study of couples in which both the employee and spouse were surveyed on how political discussions at work can impact the work and home life of employees.
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political discussion, benefits, drawbacks
USU Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and Arrington, Christine, "Open Political Discussion at Work Can Have Benefits, Drawbacks" (2012). Jon M. Huntsman School of Business News Collection. 170.