Is your team confused about responsibility, hierarchy, or who reports to who?
Do you have a clear idea of where there’s room to give a promotion, or which department could do with more hires?
You need to make an organizational chart for your business, no matter what size your company is because it ensures your company can scale consistently with a clear view of its structure. It’s just as important as solid processes because it’s the single source of truth for the architecture of your business.
In this article, I’m going to show you how to create organizational charts using simple free tools, or powerful paid alternatives.
- The definition and components of an organizational chart
- The hidden benefits of organizational charts, and why they’re not just a formality
- Creating a cloud-based organizational chart in Google Sheets that you can automate
- How to use templates to create a simple org chart in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and dedicated diagram tools
- How to use different types of charts for alternative organizational structures, like matrix and flat