Read the case Teaming at Disney Animation (Edmondson, Ager, Harburg & Bartlett, 2015). You are to assume the role of an expert team tasked with advising and helping Jonathan Geibel on continuing on the success of Teaming at Disney Animation as he reflects on his future course of action in working virtually as a result of the Covid19 pandemic.
1. What is the Problem Geibel was trying to solve at Disney Animation? How had the problems arisen and what impact did it have on team performance?
2. What changes were made at Disney animation? How did the structure at Disney Animation Change?
3. What is your assessment of the new team structure (i.e. the new structure for Disney Animation’s systems group)? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Is this the right structure for the work the group does? Why and why not?
4. What are the key lessons learned from the case?