As the 2020 presidential election season is coming near and it is in full swing, the finalists push out in the US across the country. While it is affecting the 60% work of the employees working in the US says the study led to the office employees’ political views.
While some of the Employees at work are most interested in politics and talk about politics with quieter pals who have a dialogue with negative influence showed and highlighted in recent research by Brian Krupp, head of research at Gartner HR, in a press release. “A third of employees say the election prompted them to argue about politics with a co-worker.” This has affected the work environment badly and most of the workers are in serious conversations about voting.
Furthermore, the research shows that in all, 60% of workers in the United States say elections will be distracted during the workday. An upsurge of 20% from December 2019. About one in five (22%) of respondents surveyed their job performance; An increase of 17% from December 2019.
Interestingly, more than half of the respondents (57%) said they occasionally or often converse politics at work. This represents an increase of 13% from March 2020. About in every 10 participants (43%), it is difficult to “work out their political beliefs.” Even though more than a quarter (28%) said they were comfortable “calling out their vote at work.”
While about one in five out of 10 (21%) of respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 years and “a lot of work to take time off” have talked about who they will vote in elections.
It would be simply wrong to tell employees to ignore workplace policy. Well, if the workforce is spending so much time talking about voting and on-going political views then, we are sure it will affect the overall work environment. Let us know, what are your thoughts on it in the comment section below.