Last year when certain companies took a stand and decided not to allow political discussions at work, at the time I thought this made sense. Mainly due to the hyper-partisan nature of our society, cancel culture, and enthusiasm for wokeness. After thinking long and hard about this; I realized I was wrong. How else are we going to practice civil discourse required for the continuous improvement of our systems and policies? We can’t just rely on our own personal truths or blindly follow political narratives. So yes, but we will need some guidelines and best practices to remain non-disruptive.
My first suggestion is that if you want to allow free political discussion at work, it should come with a minimal barrier to entry. For me this means publishing my “Searching for a Better-Better”. If you want to engage in politics, policy or economic discussion with me, please read it, then we can discuss your views on a better-better.