Work as a refuge
I wanted to share this post that I wrote for HBR on this idea I had on Sanctuary Companies or Work as a Refuge. It is based on our Civility in America ongoing research with Powell Tate and KRC Research and the learning that work might be one of the last stops for erasing (or at least reducing) incivility. The fact that people consider their workplaces as safe havens from the rude discourse and behavior that is mounting in America made me think how work might just be the remaining safe harbor where people of all backgrounds, ages, gender, etc. can come together with a common goal and get to know each other, regardless of their political persuasions. I hope you agree or at least entertain the idea that work might just be an incubator for democracy.