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Organization Chart

An organization chart shows the internal structure and hierarchies of an organization, like a business, school, or government entity. It creates an easy visual depiction for the ranks of different people, jobs, and departments that make up the organization. Orgaization charts also help determine how authority and information flow between people and departments.

Like flowcharts, org charts use simple shapes and lines. The boxes are filled with information on the individual, department, or team; while vertical and horizontal lines connect these boxes. The connections between boxes illustrate the direct-reports of a supervisor, showing who is superior and who is subordinate.

Organization charts do exactly what their name suggests: Organize the roles and positions in an organization. You may want to round out your org chart by including the details of people or departments. Adding contact information, location, and other notes can make the organization more efficient and eliminate confusion about who does what. Try breaking down your org chart into manageable pieces to get started. This way, all of the information is consistent and leads back to the highest level of the organization.[1]


Sample Organization Chart
Organizational Chart
source: Vertex42


See Also

Organization
Organizational Commitment
Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ)
Organization Design
Organizational Agility
Organizational Capability
Organizational Architecture
Organizational Change
Organizational Change Management (OCM)
Organizational Culture
Organizational DNA
Organizational Absorption
Organizational Configurations
Organizational Development


References

  1. What is an Organization Chart? Lucid Chart