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Do Politics And Work Mix? Google Says No Way

People walk in Google's main campus
People walk in Google's main campus

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Google wants employees to stop talking politics at work, according to a new set of guidelines released by the company on Friday. The note encourages sharing ideas, but says raging debates and name calling goes too far. While no topics are specifically off-limits, if a conversation becomes exclusive or unsafe, Google managers are expected to intervene. The company says work conversation should be focused on just that: work. Do you discuss politics or news in the office? Have those conversations ever gotten out of control?


Greg Bensinger, reporter covering the tech industry in San Francisco for the Washington Post; his latest story looks at the new Google guidelines