Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to the 2016 Presidential election results by issuing a company-wide memo designed to address any concerns that staff members may have after Donald J. Trump was elected as 45th President of the United States.
The internal memo empowers all staff members to feel confident about reaching out to colleagues if they are feeling “anxious” about what the election results may mean going forward. It’s highly likely that other companies have also issued an internal memo of sorts to staff after Donald J. Trump pulled off a Presidential victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, despite the latter managing to get more popular votes than her rival.
The victory may have left a particular unfavorable taste in the mouth of Tim Cook and Apple given the comments Trump made about the company.
As we know, Tim Cook and Apple have a continuing, and an extremely public fight for diversity and inclusion. This memo issued by Cook confirms that the Cupertino-based company will remain an organization that is “open to all”, and that the company will continue to “celebrate the diversity of our team here in the United States and around the world, regardless of what they look like, where they come from, how they worship or who they love.”
Regardless of religious beliefs or sexual orientation, and regardless of who holds the title of President, Apple is remaining that open and accepting company that we all admire. What’s particularly interesting about the memo is that it has actually been prepared and put together in a manner that champions the underlying ethos of diversity and freedom of belief by making reference and acknowledging that there will be employees within Apple who voted for Trump, and who actually share the agenda points that his campaign raised.
It’s also evident that Tim Cook and Apple are “one big family”, with Cook signing off by encouraging all to “move forward – together.” That sounds like great advice from one of the most respected CEOs in the world.
You can check out the complete text of the memo below:
(Source: BuzzFeed News)
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