Jamie's play is in the book, Chapter 4 - Open & Honest Communication, and is titled “Communicating and leading a business through challenging times”. GM Holden’s story is one that movies are made about - a company faced with the challenge of closing down their plant, the challenge of having to engage their workforce ramping up to the closure, and the award-winning results they achieved. In the book we share their story, with Jamie explaining their rebellious approach to communicating and engaging with their employees leading up to the plant closure.
Jamie took a rebel risk when he broke the news of closing the company’s manufacturing plant four years ahead of time. Debra Corey spoke with him to hear how he successfully transitioned 85% of his staff–and kept them engaged in the mean time. In the interview, Jamie shares his tips for: