GM’s chief talent officer, Michael Arena, knows the power of culture and employees. In an industry that is poised for radical disruption, like automotive, it is critical to disrupt the way employees work to not only keep pace with start-ups, but to transform veteran companies. Arena’s core objective is to develop a culture where people feel connected and empowered.
It all started in 2014 when he asked the company futurist what will be important from a workplace and employee perspective in the year 2020. Four main areas emerged.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield forges public-private partnership to mitigate the powerful effects of social determinants of health
CHICAGO, May 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In an effort to address the community effects of social determinants of health, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today announced a first nationwide partnership with Lyft to ensure Americans are not missing vital health care appointments simply because they lack reliable transportation.
GM’s car-sharing brand Maven recently expanded to include Maven Gig, an enabler for the sharing economy. This new platform provides the Chevrolet Bolt EV to freelance gig drivers who do not have access to a vehicle. The service supports people maximizing their earning potential, while helping add more electric vehicles to the streets.
At a glance, they seem like an odd couple. One is an on-demand ridesharing firm and the other a nonprofit committed to restoring the earth’s essential ecosystems. But connected they are thanks to an ingenious collaboration made possible by VMware. The effort — a win, win, win for all three partners — brings to life VMware’s mission to be a force for good in the world.
SoberRide®, Greater Washington’s popular free safe ride service to prevent drunk driving will now be solely available via the Lyft mobile app ride-sharing platform.
Officials with the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program today announced a partnership with the ridesharing service Lyft to provide WRAP’s SoberRide® service in the Washington-metropolitan area through 2017.
It’s been a transformative year. In January, General Motors launched its Maven carsharing service, now active in 17 cities around the United States. In the fall, the company committed to power its global operations’ electricity with renewable energy by 2050. And in December, the long-range Chevrolet Bolt EV hit the streets. Along the way, a variety of collaborations have helped to reduce waste, address climate change and inspire STEM learning.
Here’s a snapshot of GM’s sustainability journey in 2016.