Doug Kirkpatrick is the author of Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization.
He spent the first season of his business career in the manufacturing sector, principally with The Morning Star Company of Sacramento, California. In addition to being a world leader in the food industry, the Morning Star Company is known for being a completely self-managed organization, which we discuss in the interview.
Doug now engages with the Morning Star Self-Management Institute and other vibrant organizations and leaders to co-create the future of management.
I asked Doug to come on to the podcast because he has more experience than most with non-hierarchical organizations and I appreciate the philosophical underpinnings that shape his thinking.
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