It may seem there’s no escaping political divisiveness. All manner of news and social media sources carry angry, frequently hurtful, and often untrue communication. And the workplace is not immune from the damage of those messages.
Presidential campaigns have been heated before, but the 2016 contest seemed especially rife with venom. Since the campaign was so divisive—particularly on race and religion issues that were aggravated by comments about Mexicans, Muslims, and other minorities—some of that discord has found its way to the workplace.