Disney Organizational Chart, circa 1943

17 December 2009 at 6:18 pm 3 comments

| Peter Klein |

This week’s passing of Roy Disney has brought forth some interesting discussion of the firm founded by his uncle Walt and father Roy. Check out this Disney organizational chart from 1943 (click to enlarge), courtesy of design site @issue. Unlike the typical corporate hierarchy, writes Delphine Hirasuna, Disney’s “is based on process, from the story idea through direction to the final release of the film. All of the staff positions are in the service of supporting this work flow.” (From Cliff Kuang via WeLoveDataVis.)

Entry filed under: - Klein -, Management Theory, Strategic Management, Theory of the Firm.

The Thoughtful President Robert Sugden

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lukas Neville  |  17 December 2009 at 6:37 pm

    I knew Disney could be ruthless, but I’m still surprised that ‘morgue’ is one of the organizational functions. :)

  • 2. srp  |  19 December 2009 at 4:33 am

    The key to the organization is that the font for “Walt” is in a flamboyant script, signifying that he is the one creative force in an army of san-serif drones.

  • 3. sourov  |  23 December 2009 at 3:01 am


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