The 2020 election has been a contentious and polarizing event. But do you really know how it impacted your organizational culture and your employees? Consider some eye-opening new data from HR professionals across the country:
- While 75% of respondents say that political clothing or signage onsite is not permitted at their business, 11% say they don’t if their organization has a policy on this.
- 25% of respondents say that they’ve heard complaints about employees being too politically vocal or combative.
- Only 16% of companies offered civility training ahead of the 2020 election.
- About a third of respondents say that having at least some employees working remotely has helped curve companywide political talk.
- More than half (58%) of employers say they informed workers about voting locations and times, and about a third (39%) say they offer employees paid time off to vote.
The survey authors conclude that although the election has been divisive and emotional, it didn’t appear to have impacted corporate culture in any significant way.