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MINNEAPOLIS (PRWEB) February 28, 2023
Featured February 23, 2023 in American Thinker, Jon Henschen’s article, "Maybe the Workplace Needs Political Neutrality" he shows how when the political climate is increasingly polarized, attitudes toward those who believe differently can be harsh and what we should strive for is a neutral space where everyone works together to achieve the same goals."
"After looking at the list of rules the British Royal Family must follow, one of the rules stood out, "The Royals cannot express any political opinions. They cannot vote. They can't even speak publicly about politics or run for political office of any kind."
Henschen notes, "With companies around the country increasingly perpetuating political stances, I thought of how appropriate it would be for companies to take a similar stance to the Royals, by not taking political sides."
He sites the history of the teachings by Frankfurt School academics and how they have evolved into Critical Race Theory, intersectionality, cultural appropriation, and a variety of other academic theories. "The main focus of the Frankfurt School has been Critical Theory, which is primarily focused on critiquing modernity and capitalist society. These theories are disseminated through what you may be more familiar with in the workplace as Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DIE). Critical Theory divides people via race, sex, and class, with individuals falling into either oppressed or oppressor roles."
"To be clear," Henschen goes on, "the implementation of DIE being pushed at broker dealers and the workplace in general is a political stance. A company is certainly free to impose these theories on employees but should realize there are repercussions to taking sides. In my field of expertise, financial services recruiting, a financial adviser in a recent interview requested (as he put it) "an alternative firm that is less WOKE." His current broker dealer had required him and other advisers to attend a Zoom conference call that comprised Human Resources staff indoctrinating advisers in the intricacies of DIE. The adviser found this Zoom meeting inappropriate, insulting, and a turnoff, to say the least."
Henschen closes, "With the political climate increasingly polarized, attitudes toward those who believe differently can be harsh. These conversations can be disruptive to a harmonious work environment. What we should strive for is a neutral space where everyone works together to achieve the same goals."
Jon Henschen is founder of http://www.henschenassoc.com, an independent recruiting firm focused on independent broker dealers and RIAs based in Marine on St. Croix, MN. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Jon is a staunch advocate for independent financial advisors, and is widely sought after by both advisors, broker dealers and RIAs for his expertise and insight on industry topics. He is frequently published and quoted in a variety of industry sources, including Wealth Management, ThinkAdvisor, Investment Advisor Magazine, Wealth Management Magazine, Financial Advisor IQ, Financial Advisor Magazine, Investment News and others.