June 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
DIVIDED WE FALL: How Business Can Depolarize the US • Part 2, Civic Culture
Deepening divisions in the US, both politically and culturally, pose a threat to our democracy. The issue goes beyond a move to the right for Republicans or to the left among Democrats, as extremism has marginalized long-standing moderate political beliefs in both camps, and bipartisanship has been vilified. Our political system’s polarization and dysfunction harm our business environment and workplace culture.
The Niskanen Center and Business for America designed this four-part webinar series to discuss the root causes of political polarization, its social and economic costs, and what the business community can do to reduce division and have the greatest unifying impact.
Thursday, June 3rd | 12:00 to 1:30pm EDT
Corporate Civic Responsibility: Why leading businesses want to change our civic culture
Political polarization isn’t only on Twitter. Many companies are witnessing first-hand how contentious social issues create workplace conflict and reduce productivity. The failures of the political system are forcing corporate leaders to seek solutions. How can businesses help repair America’s social fabric — both in and out of the workplace?
In this session, we’ll discuss examples from the history of how extremism was kept at bay during difficult times, and pull out lessons for the modern era. We’ll explore ways companies can help reduce polarization in their workplaces and communities, thereby helping to restore stability in society and government.