Morning Star Company, now a part of Kellogg, is a successful business that uses non-traditional management processes, leadership concepts, organizational structure, and organizational design.
Describe how Morning Star operates in terms of management, leadership, organizational structure, and organizational design.
What lessons from Morning Star could be applied to work groups, such as project teams, virtual teams, and contractual and contingent workforces? What lessons from Morning Star should not be applied to work groups, such as project teams, virtual teams, and contractual and contingent workforces?
To support this assignment, use at least three credible research references. At least two of these references must be outside materials not
Your paper should be 4 pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and conform to APA format. Note: the company employ elements of new science systems theories.
References used in class lecture:
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Hamel, G. (2011). First, let’s fire all the managers. Harvard Business Review, 89(12), 48-60. (This is a classic article.)
Mason, R. B. (2013). Complexity theory and leadership for turbulent environments. Journal of Social Science, 36(3), 295-307.
Shipper, F., & Manz, C. C. (1992). Employee self-management without formally designated teams: An alternative road to empowerment. Organizational Dynamics, 20(3), 48-61. (This is a classic article.)
Fractal Foundation. (n.d.). What is chaos theory?. Retrieved from http://fractalfoundation.org/resources/what-is-chaos-theory/
Goldstein, J. (2015). Chaos, constants and insensitivity to initial conditions. Emergence: Complexity & Organization, 17(3), 17.doi:10.emerg/10.17357.86372e6b08fec2ef73370772c7fc27e9
Holland, J. H. (1988). The global economy as an adaptive system. In P.W. Anderson, J.J. Arrow, & D. Pines (Eds.), The economy as an evolving complex system (pp. 117-124). Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
Mason, R.B. (2009). Management actions, attitudes to change and perceptions of external environment: A complexity theory approach, Journal of General Management, 34(1) 37-53.
McKelvey, B. (2016). Complexity ingredients required for entrepreneurial success. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 6(1), 53-73.
Raisio, H., & Lundström, N. (2015). Real leaders embracing the paradigm of complexity. Emergence: Complexity & Organization, 17(3), 1-7. Doi:10.emerg/10.17357.583ff4f75416d52b11d1a684687091a