According to human resource professionals and employee assistance counselors, wartime tensions are spilling over into the workplace. Managers and employees are reporting disruptive discussions of the war taking place at work and falling productivity, as employees huddle around televisions, radios, and Internet reports. Experts advise employers to invite debate about the war into the office, even if it causes disruptions. They point out that one way of dealing with anxiety is to talk with friends and colleagues.
See Kirstin Downey and Amy Joyce, The Washington Post, March 20, 2003