Book ID: CBB302194777

Second Shift: The Inside Story of the Keep GM Movement (2016)


Hollister, David (Author)
Tadgerson, Ray (Author)
Closs, David (Author)
Hult, Tomas (Author)

McGraw-Hill Education

Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 257 pp.
Language: English

When car-making giant General Motors decided to close its plant in Lansing, Michigan, in 1996, one person—the city’s newly elected mayor—stood up and said “no.” Initially, it was the cry of a man in the wilderness. Not once in its century-long history had GM reversed a decision to close a plant. But Mayor David Hollister quietly went to work building the Lansing Works! Keep GM! movement and succeeded in defying all the odds. Lansing remains GM’s Oldsmobile headquarters. Hollister’s collaborative problem-solving approach—the Second Shift model—succeeded in bringing together state and regional politicians, economic developers, private sector firms, labor unions, educators, and residents of the region. Powerful, persuasive, and well-organized, this coalition implemented a strategic, six-dimensional framework to achieve the seemingly impossible. (Amazon)

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