Disney Organizational Behavior Essay

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Disney Organizational Behavior i

Disney Organizational Behavior

Axia College of the University of Phoenix

MGT 245/Organizational Theory & Behavior

Bonetta Mozingo

September 14, 2008

Disney Organizational Behavior 1

Walt Disney once said, “You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in

the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.” He realized early that the only

way his company would be successful, and he could create the environment he was striving for,

would be by implementing strategic organizational behavior methods (Waltz, 2007).

Organizational behavior is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals,

groups, and
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For women, the policy requires natural-looking makeup, hair coloring and fingernail polish.

Fingernails may not extend more than a quarter-inch beyond fingertips. No more than one ring

Disney Organizational Behavior 3

per hand is allowed, except for wedding sets. Necklaces and bracelets are prohibited. For men,

they must have conventional haircuts. Beards, mustaches and sideburns beyond the ear lobe

are prohibited. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets and visible tattoos are forbidden. Ten to thirty

percent of applicants walk out after viewing the introductory video (Rubis, 1998).

Part of the human resources practices is how Disney Company shows their concern about

the welfare of their employees and how they want to keep their employees satisfied in turn

satisfying the visitors. One way Disney determines if the employees are happy is with a 120-

question survey about management’s performance. This is a good way to determine if

management and employees are communicating effectively. Once the surveys are complete,

a staff meeting is held within three weeks of the survey completion, and at that time all staff

concerns are addressed so that any problems can be resolved (Waltz, 2007).

In the beginning, the Disney Company human resources practices ran by Disney were not as

diversified as they are today and for the past fifty years (Waltz, 2007). Walt Disney is described

as a notorious
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