Courtesy of Black Enterprise
From The Onion’s inappropriate Tweet about 9-year-old actress Quvenzhane Wallis to Kanye West’s rants at his performance to the editor-in-chief of Jet magazine’s public apology for Facebook comments, it’s clear that personal opinions are sometimes best when they are not made public. Below are five reasons staying mum is a good idea:
The impact could mean more damage than good. It’s always important to think about how your words will impact others before you say them. The workplace is usually made up of people from various cultures, religious backgrounds and geographic regions and it’s not good for business to offend a coworker with a comment that caters to your personal opinion and experiences.
It’s never a good look to have to keep apologizing. No one wants to be put on the spot about their wrongdoings, especially in a professional setting. So rather than making a comment that will cause you to have to apologize later, just think ahead whether that comment is even worth stating.