Medtronic CEO Among Corporate Leaders Reaching Out To Workers After Election

Published: Nov 21, 2016

With his workers carrying strong postelection emotions into the workplace, Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak took to e-mail twice this week to assure his nearly 90,000 employees that the medical-device maker will continue to promote inclusion and diversity in all of its operations.

“We are clearly sensitive to those who may have been the focus of the unkind words and actions recorded over these past days,” said Tuesday’s e-mail, signed by Ishrak and the heads of Medtronic’s employee-inclusion groups. “ ... Let us reassure everyone that Medtronic holds its inclusion and diversity principles as an irrevocable priority.”

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