Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2006 (Revised January 2009)

Vitreon Corporation: The Hyalite Project

by Roy D. Shapiro


Considers decisions facing the leader of a manufacturing staff project team assigned to a plant where yields have deteriorated sharply. The process is complex: the plant organization is not cooperative, and there are deep disagreements about what is wrong and how to fix it. Provides an opportunity to analyze yields and productivity, as well as the organizational and personal challenges inherent in line-staff interaction.

Keywords: Leadership; Production; Organizational Culture; Performance Productivity; Groups and Teams; Conflict Management; Manufacturing Industry;


Shapiro, Roy D. "Vitreon Corporation: The Hyalite Project." Harvard Business School Case 607-031, October 2006. (Revised January 2009.)