Disney's Organization Chart Respects the Creative Process

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@Issue Journal has shared a wonderful graphic visualization of Disney’s internal organization chart. What is interesting to note is the organization’s structure is build up around a process, in this case the creative process, instead of the usual hierarchical top down or even the so-called flat reporting structure.
Businesses who are passionate about design and creativity or want to make design thinking a central feature in their organization can learn something from this. If you look at how Disney has been set up, the organization respects the process, and all positions including management, supports the creation of the end product.
Why not eh?
Via: Fast Company

2 Comments
  • Dan

    December 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm Reply

    It does look good, but don’t overlook the big disclaimer in fine print at the bottom.

  • Tim Fife

    January 27, 2010 at 7:20 am Reply

    I love the idea. I think lots (and by lots, I mean almost all) companies can learn something from this, mapping out what they do across the company in terms that almost anyone can understand (although I’m not quite sure why ‘Morgue’ is on the chart 🙂 ). Unfortunately, as Dan points out, this isn’t an Org Chart. It’s actually an Operational Chart, looking at *how* things are done, not an Org chart, that maps the relationships between different positions in the company. However, I don’t mean to discount this at all, as most companies don’t know how to do an Ops Chart, either.

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