A Pioneer of the Open Office Helps Ford Rethink the Car – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ford Motor Co. is looking to reimagine the way people get from point A to point B. It has turned to an unusual pick to lead the charge: Jim Hackett, former chief executive at office-furniture maker Steelcase Inc.

Mr. Hackett chairs Ford Smart Mobility LLC, a subsidiary formed in March to explore new ventures in ride hailing, car sharing and self-driving vehicles. One of several auto-industry outsiders recruited by Ford CEO Mark Fields, Mr. Hackett is expected to help rethink the ways Ford’s cars connect with the outside…

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