Every financial quarter the company I work for has a global town hall for employees. It’s usually conducted at the company headquarters where most of the executives work. Studios across the world can watch via live stream. Company news is discussed at the beginning but there’s always time for Q&A at the end. It’s a great time for any employee located anywhere in the world to ask a question to senior management, up to and including the president and CEO.
Today, one of the questions that were sent in was prefaced by a mention of the current U.S. political climate with the election going on. The exec that took the question said and I’m paraphrasing here, “I thought you were gonna ask us if we’re moving the company headquarters to Canada because we have talked about that.”
Of course, that scenario is very unlikely and only would be even considered if one and only that one particular U.S. presidential nominee would win the election. Realistically, there’s no way a large company like that would move an entire executive management team to Canada. Could they have explored the option as an exercise? Sure, companies run through different business scenarios all the time. I’d be worried if they didn’t. Just because they think about something though, doesn’t mean they’ll actually do it.
Let’s just hope that we don’t experience a reality where that has to be something to be honestly considered. We’ll know in November.