Podcast #11: The Culture of Walt Disney World
Thanks for joining us for the eleventh episode of the Disney at Work Podcast! Today, we chat with Mark David Jones, Jeff’s former colleague at The Disney Institute and current business partner. In this episode, you’ll hear stories about the culture of Walt Disney World and how it’s changed over the years. We even reference the Disney Handwich (which we accidentally misstated in the podcast). You can find the link for the episode on iTunes, SoundCloud, or TuneIn.
Some of the things we chatted about on today’s episode include:
- The interesting hiring process at Disney in the 1970s
- Some stories of working at Walt Disney World in the early days
- Being on the opening team for Epcot Center
Souvenirs For Your Organization
We have some key messages in our podcast about creating your organization’s culture. If you want to make your organization “feel like family” consider the following:
- Share a common experience
- Participate in after hours activities
- Flatten the organization
- Create your own language
- Organize in smaller groups
- Position yourself as something special
- Be relationship focused
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By the way, we recorded this episode earlier when Pandora: The World of Avatar was first opening. Since then we’ve premiered our complete guide to Pandora, which is available by subscribing to DisneyatWork.com, shown on the upper left column. If you want to know about this latest mega-attraction/themed land, check out our guide.