Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Dave Hollister, former mayor of Lansing, Michigan, from 1994 to 2003, after which he served as Director of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth. Hollister together with Ray Tadgerson, David Closs, and Tomas Hult recently released the book Second Shift: The Inside Story of the Keep GM Movement. This book – and the accompanying film documentary (Second Shift: From Crisis to Collaboration) – discusses a six-dimensional collaborative problem-solving approach called the Second Shift Model that can apply to any business or community, large or small, to maintain the communities global competitiveness. In this segment, Hult and Hollister dialogue about the learning experience other communities can take from Lansing’s experience with GM, the value to Lansing of having two of the newest GM plants in town, and the key takeaways for communities and multinational corporations.
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