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Should You Only Work With Likeminded People?

Should You Only Work With Likeminded People?
From Recruiter - March 2, 2017

This yearhas certainly started off on an interesting foot. I dont know about you, but for me, surfing social media used to be a relaxing activity. I learned about engagements, saw baby photos, and watched cat videos. Lately, however, its filled with opposing views and tensionon all sides of every issue. Its exhausting.

I have friends on both sides of the aisleand some from other aisles, too. I see them thoughtfully speaking out about their concerns. Regardless of your views, theres a decent chance the past few months have not been a cakewalk.

This level of frustration weve all been experiencing can sometimes lead us to reevaluate things in our lives. I know a number of people who are cleaning out their Facebook friends lists, eliminating anyone who doesnt share their perspectives. More than before, I also see job seekers scrutinizing the personal values of their future bosses and coworkers. Theyre not sure they want to work with people who have different viewpoints than theirs.

The question becomes, where do we draw the line? After all, we spend eight waking hours a day at work. I can relate to this struggle myself. In a similar way, I have shied away from industries that make products or services Im not completely comfortable with for one reason or another.

As youknow, deciding where to work is a very personal decision, and it shouldnt be taken lightly. That said, you may want to weigh how much your personal views play into the work you do. If you didnt know your boss held an opposing view, would it still matter? Could you still do your work?



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