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How to Redirect Polarizing Conversations in the Workplace

How to Redirect Polarizing Conversations in the Workplace


We live in an ever-changing world where each day spawns new challenges that inundate our news and social media outlets often provoking public opinion and debate. Unfortunately, these conversations can spill into the workplace where they serve more as distractions that disrupt productivity as well as threaten work relationships among team members. 


Why You Need To Address Polarizing Conversations in the Workplace

Most conversations in the workplace are fairly benign, but occasionally they can become heated, so you’ll need to know how to redirect them before they escalate into uncomfortable situations. 


So, in the latest episode of HR Party of One–BerniePortal’s popular podcast and YouTube series– Elisabeth explains how to redirect polarizing conversations in the workplace.  By the end, you’ll have a better understanding of how to recognize various types of inappropriate conversations that could disrupt the harmony of your workplace and you’ll better understand how to properly avert them.


Additional Resources

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  • BerniePortal Blog—a one-stop-shop for HR industry news
  • HR Glossary—featuring the most common HR terms, acronyms, and compliance
  • HR Guides—essential pillars, covering an extensive list of comprehensive HR topics
  • BernieU—free online HR courses, approved for SHRM and HRCI recertification credit
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