OrgChart Wiki experiment by

Recently came across an interesting experiment being done by Forbes magazine with their orgchart wiki project. They are expecting the wider Internet community to update the org charts of the public companies. They already have uploaded the information about boards of directors for all public companies. They feature key companies like Apple and Google and Intel on the home page of the project.

One feature i thought they could easily add is links to articles they have written on the people featured in these org charts. For instance, i should be able to click on Steve Jobs and look at all the articles Forbes has written about him or featuring him.

Seems like an interesting use of Wiki (they actually use an Adobe Flash based UI instead of Ajax). What do you all think?


  1. Anonymous said September 5, 2007, 11:49 am:

    Yes, it is interesting. The idea of linking to the articles is even better.

    Something like this will be very useful for internal company use. We can let people update the orgchart upto the manager level. So every one will know who is the right person to contact for information regarding an account.

    We were have this issue with ownership of Wikis, if we can link the org chart to wiki pages it would make them accountable for pages relating to their area.

  2. Anonymous said September 6, 2007, 5:35 am:

    Thanks Archana. Interesting idea on using it internally. I’ll think about that some more. -Sukumar