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  1. Marga Biller

    March Chair Call – Unlearning at the Systems Level: What We can Learn From the Shared Spaces Concept

    “Imagine a city with no sidewalks. Not because the cars have disappeared, or because the pedestrians have been banished to bridges and tunnels, but because all kinds of traffic are sharing the public spaces. The conventional division of the space of our streets no longer valid. – We understand human behavior much better now than we used to, says Ben Hamilton-Baillie. He is an architect at a a small company providing specialist knowledge and experience of innovative solutions for reconciling traffic movement with quality public spaces in cities, towns and villages.” (From an interview with Ben Hamilton-Bailiie by Ola Bettum and...
  2. Marga Biller

    Divide and Conquer: Case Study about LILA member Don McLauglin’s work at Cisco

    It was the Great Recession, and Cisco Systems’ long run of strong business results was in trouble. Sales were shrinking at the data communications pioneer, and executives were keen to cut costs. Out of the crisis emerged a new way of doing the business of HR at Cisco. About two years ago, the company effectively split human resources into tactical and strategic wings. The move put the company at the forefront of HR design and has yielded other significant benefits……It hasn’t been easy. The overhaul has required a new mindset among both HR professionals and Cisco’s workforce of 75,000 people...

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