The good, the bad and the ugly – talking politics at work

General advice holds that on a first date, you avoid politics, religion and whether you still live at home with your mom. The same can probably be said of the workplace, although in the current economy, the live-at-home choice will most likely be viewed as a fiscally responsible alternative (and she probably cooks better to boot).

Should you limit the political banter?

  • Where – in the lunchroom, private offices?
  • When – after hours, breaks?
  • How – written policies, a simple “no”?

Check out these four perspectives:

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