Here are some tips for avoiding the problems of heated political debates at work. Some issues are better left outside the workplace. These tips will help you to stay civil with your coworkers if the issues get brought up.
- Decide whether you want to discuss the issues or not. If not, excuse yourself from the conversation.
- Instead of divulging your personal voting preferences when asked, you can respond with something that retains your privacy. An example from the site: "I’m sure I’ll make up my mind before Election Day." Or "I am really not comfortable discussing such a delicate matter at work."
- Be respectful. The election is one day, but you will have to work with your coworkers long afterwards.
- Don't assume that your coworkers share your political views.