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As the nation becomes increasingly polarized politically, the workplace has the potential to turn into a minefield. About two-thirds of employees and managers believe social and political discussions should be kept out of the office, a survey by the HR technology company HiBob found.

"The well-defined boundaries between professional and personal life have blurred considerably as smartphones and personal devices have become ubiquitous and social media is used for both professional and personal purposes," said Ronni Zehavi, cofounder and CEO of HiBob. "In parallel, the political environment in the United States has become increasingly charged and polarized, and our research indicates that a person's political opinions can impact their career."

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