You’ve just heard someone say something insensitive. Perhaps it was about an ethnic group, or members of a particular religion, or maybe men versus women.
As far as you can tell, no one else seems to be bothered by what was said, but you’re feeling uncomfortable. Does it really matter? And if so, is there anything you can do about it?
Difficult moments like these are hard to deal with. We tend not to know what to do. We don’t want to start a fight; these are people we work with every day. And we don’t want to be seen as too sensitive, uptight, or politically correct. So what can you do? (more…)