Introducing org charts to help you plan and strategize your business

To stay competitive, enterprise organizations need to set clear goals, define strategies, and allocate the right resources to drive the actions needed to achieve objectives. This all requires organizational planning.

If you’re a business leader, this also means optimizing your organization’s structure. Doing so will help you identify redundancies across teams, and skill sets. By visualizing and mapping your organization, you can scale your human resources to align with the current state of the business, while looking ahead to future needs.

Organizational charts help you accomplish this. These are diagrams that show the structure of the organization, along with the relationships and relative ranks of the parts and positions.

We’re thrilled to announce that now you can do this quickly and easily right in Miro.

Introducing Miro’s org chart widget.

Create an org chart in Miro

Org charts are composed of boxes or shapes where each employee at a company sits within the organization. The charts depict the hierarchy, offering visibility into reporting lines, leadership roles, and divisions so that people know how teams are separated. 

You may already be familiar with the Miro Org Chart app. But with this new, native capability built in Miro, you can create org charts in no time, no installation required. Simply search for the org chart widget within Miro by clicking the More apps button on the creation toolbar on the left. Immediately an org chart template is added to your Miro board, with a few boxes — or user cards — pre-populated. 

Now, you and your team can collaborate on the org chart in real time to import, design (or re-design), and share org charts. 

The intuitive interface makes it easy to create dynamic org charts that reflect the evolving nature of a real workforce. To add an employee, click the plus sign below or next to an existing card, depending on their position. Or or remove cards as needed. If your business needs change, simply drag and drop the cards to quickly re-align your org with auto-layout applied.

Leverage other organizational planning capabilities

But that’s not all. Miro offers several other organizational planning capabilities beyond just org charts.

Scenario planning

With scenario planning in Miro, you can explore and strategize potential future scenarios and their impacts on business operations. Your teams can collaborate to create visual representations of different scenarios, assess risks and opportunities, and develop contingency plans.

Capabilities include templates to jump-start SWOT analysis and PEST analysis. These frameworks will help you identify key uncertainties and drivers of change. Plus Miro integrates with many familiar strategy and planning tools, such as Quantive Results and

Resource planning

Resource planning is also made easy in Miro. Teams can collaborate to visualize resource availability, assign tasks, and track progress in real-time. Like with strategic planning, you can try out different templates like this one, which offers an all-up view of how your resources fall across projects and initiatives. 

Or take advantage of a variety of integrations that support Agile workflows, with tools like Jira and Azure Devops, where you can optimize resource utilization, ensure alignment with project objectives, and mitigate potential bottlenecks. 

Capability mapping

Organizational planning also requires being able to visualize and analyze the skills, competencies, and capacities within an organization. This means mapping out existing capabilities, identifying gaps, and planning for future development or restructuring. 

For instance, check out this Miroverse template, The Milky Way Enterprise Map, where stakeholders can collaboratively merge perspectives while planning what to work on and in which order. With Miro, organizations can align their capabilities with strategic goals and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

Capacity planning

In addition, Miro can help you determine production capacity to meet the evolving demands of your organization. Use Miro to visualize resource capacity, forecast workload, and allocate resources efficiently.

Integrations with Smartsheet and similar tools can help teams optimize resource utilization, balance workloads, and ensure smooth project execution. Your teams can also estimate work using native Miro cards, or the Jira and Azure DevOps integrations. Either way, you’ll be able to accurately scope work and ensure resources are utilized as optimally as possible.

Try the org chart widget in Miro today

As you can see, Miro gives business leaders, HR departments, and product teams all the interactive tools and collaboration features needed to optimize organizational structure, people, planning, and projects. 

Go ahead and build a dynamic org chart in Miro today that accurately represents your workforce — and helps you realize your business’ full potential.

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