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No Hierarchy Here: Walt Disney's Wild Org Chart

What can you learn about a business from its org chart?
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"In 1943, five years after it was founded and during the height of World War II, Walt Disney Studios put out an organization chart to explain how the company functioned," writes Delphine Hirasuna in @Issue Journal.

"What's fascinating," she continues, "is how it differs from org charts issued by most corporations. Typically, corporate org charts are hierarchical, with each operating division isolated into 'silos' showing job titles according to reporting chain of command and ultimate authority. The CEO and SVPs get the higher positions and bigger boxes; the little boxes represent the expendable worker 'bees.'"

 

How does this compare to your org chart? 

This article was originally published at The Build Network.

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Last updated: Jan 10, 2014




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