Morningstar, a collection of affiliated companies, had grown since 1970, when Chris Rufer, President and Founder, the business began hauling tomatoes to processing plants in a truck. The company’s main products continue to tomato-based, including a 40% share in the tomato paste and diced tomato market in 2013. Different from traditional manufacturing companies, Morningstar rely on self-management, to do the work in all parts of the organization. The company was built on ind … Read more »

Morningstar, a collection of affiliated companies, had grown since 1970, when Chris Rufer, President and Founder, the business began hauling tomatoes to processing plants in a truck. The company’s main products continue to tomato-based, including a 40% share in the tomato paste and diced tomato market in 2013. Different from traditional manufacturing companies, Morningstar rely on self-management, to do the work in all parts of the organization. The company was built on individual freedom, with the expectation that employees are responsible for keeping their colleagues responsible and address power outages directly. The case is under investigation, as the company has a compensation model, fairly compensates to keep the employees for their performance and offers a broad incentive to establish other accountable, consistent with self-management while. This case includes color exhibits.
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Francesca Gino,
Bradley R. State
Source: Harvard Business School
20 pages.
Release Date: 26 September 2013. Prod #: 914013-PDF-ENG
The Morning Star Company: Self-management in the workplace HBR case solution