Originally published: April 25, 2017
Korn Ferry the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm, today released survey results that show the majority of executives believe they should not bring their personal political viewpoints to work.
Fifty-six percent of respondents say that disclosing their political affiliation in the workplace could negatively impact their career, and nearly one-quarter (23 percent) say the current political environment interferes with their job performance.
“While politics in many parts of the globe is an incredibly divisive issue, corporations would do well to encourage constructive dialogue across this divide,” said Andrés Tapia, Korn Ferry senior client partner and solutions leader, Workforce Performance, Inclusion and Diversity Practice. “Political diversity is a new frontier in the work of inclusion. While no one seems to be listening to one another out in the public square, corporations who already are nurturing inclusive environments have a unique opportunity to foster non-polarizing conversations that lead to new understandings of political positions difficult to comprehend.”