The First Organization Chart

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

The First Organization Chart

Who could supply me with a copy of the 1854 org chart made by Daniel McCallum? Who has proof of even earlier organizational charts? Please send them to me, thanks.

  Alleisha Shaddick
Student (University), Australia

McCallum Organisation Chart

I found that ... the formalized organizational chart has been around since 1854, when Daniel McCallum became general superintendent of the New York and Erie Railroadne of the world's longest railroads. According to McCallum, since the railroad was one of the longest, the operating costs per mile should be less than those of shorter railroad lines. However, this was not the case. To remedy management inefficiencies, McCallum designed the first organizational chart in order to create a sense of structure.
The organizational chart has been described as looking like a tree, with the roots representing the president and the board of directors, while the branches symbolize the various departments and the leaves depict the staff workers...
Source: Chandler, Alfred D., Jr. (1988). "Origins of the Organization Chart" Harvard Business Review 88:2, (March/April):p. 156.

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Daniel McCallum's Organizational Chart

On the site of Willamette University I found this text: In 1855 Daniel C. McCallum, general superintendent of the Eric ...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Is the hunt for the First Organization Chart now over?

Good news, apparently I was not the only one looking for the first organogram ever which was reported to have been creat...

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada

History of Organization Charts

Peter F. Drucker in his book “Management Task, Responsibilities, Practices” (1973, 1974; p.526) gives credit to the Cath...


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