Banning Contentious Conversations at Work Alienates Employees. Try This Instead.
“Creating an opportunity for quality conversations allows all employees to feel heard and valued. It also creates an opportunity to display empathy and understanding. When team members know their co-workers care about all aspects of their well-being — even when it involves something they may not agree with, such as various aspects of reproductive rights — they are more likely to remain engaged and productive, even during times of difficulty.
It’s important to remember that support doesn’t require agreement; it just requires the willingness to have quality conversations. Leaders can do this by infusing the following best practices into their day-to-day habits…”