ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Before you decide on politics as a water cooler discussion, you might want to reconsider.
A new survey finds that more than 1 in 4 younger employees ages 18-34 reported feeling stressed out because of political discussions at work. Another 1 in 10 said they have difficulty getting their work done whenever the topic comes up.
The survey, “Politics in the Workplace: 2016 Election Season,” was conducted on the American Psychological Association website by the Harris Poll from August 10-12, 2016.
“More than a quarter of people say they’ve actually witnessed or overheard their co-workers arguing about politics,” says David Ballard with the American Psychological Association. “One in 10 said they’ve gotten into an argument themselves, with their co-workers.”
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