CHAPTER 8

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THE SECOND SHIFT MODEL

GUIDELINES AND IMPLEMENTATION

The previous seven chapters have reviewed the dynamic process to move the Lansing, Michigan, region from a doomsday scenario, where the major manufacturer in the region (General Motors) would be closing its plants and leaving town, to a storyline characterized by hope and prosperity, where the major manufacturer, GM, would make a major investment in multiple new state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in the region. The potential outcomes were drastically different—no cars being produced in Lansing and thousands of people losing their jobs, or producing the largest number of automobiles ...

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