Org Chart Template
Create a visual guide to the structure of your organization.
About the Org Chart template
What is an organizational chart?
An organizational chart, or org chart, is a visual diagram that illustrates who is on your team, whom they report to, and what roles they play. In addition to showing connections between your employees, your team can also use an org chart to represent connections between different departments or organizational functions.
When to use an org chart
Onboarding new team members and employees is the perfect time to construct your team’s organizational chart. Also, when embarking on a long, complex project, you will inevitably hit roadblocks and obstacles. Org charts can help your team meet those challenges together.
Having your project organizational chart on hand can help you overcome those challenges. A project organizational chart can help employees understand their role in a project, whom to report to, and whom to communicate with if they need specific tools or resources.
4 types of org charts
Functional top-down: A functional, top-down organizational chart is most typical in a traditional business structure. The C-Suite sits at the top, followed by senior management, middle management, and so on. The chart is divided into familiar departments like IT, finance, human resources, marketing, sales, and operations. Teams and individuals with similar skill sets are grouped together.
Divisional: A divisional organizational chart is used by companies that are organized along product lines or geography. For example, in a computer company, the divisions may consist of hardware, software, and so on. Each division then has its own divisional structure such as marketing and human resources.
Matrix: A matrix organizational chart is for companies in which employees are divided into teams based on the product they’re working on, who also report to a functional manager. These companies operate cross-functionally instead of within vertical silos. Many companies use a matrix organizational structure to foster collaboration and open communication.
Flat: A flat organizational structure contains little to no hierarchy. There are few or zero levels of management between executives and employees. This type of structure, although rare, empowers individuals and teams to self-manage.
4 steps to create your own org chart
Start by selecting Miro’s simple premade Org Chart template.
Step 1: Determine the organizational structure that you want to portray. Is it hierarchical or more of a matrix? Do individuals have multiple roles?
Step 2: Use the template to sketch out the structure. Double check with stakeholders. See if they agree with the general sketch.
Step 3: Create a visual representation of how entities in the chart are connected.
Step 4: Iterate as necessary.
Customize any elements you’d like, changing the sizes, shapes, and colors. You may want to use colors or shapes to indicate levels of authority or department. Easily add photos or other images to visually represent each person. And invite your coworkers to collaborate with you. Any changes they make to the chart will be reflected in real time.
Easy to use
Save time by using our premade Org Chart template instead of creating your own from scratch. Get started by signing up for free to update it with your own information.
Invite your team members to collaborate on your new org chart. Miro enables you to engage co-located and remote teams on a virtual whiteboard, without constraints.
Need to share your Org Chart template with others? Miro has multiple exporting options, like saving to PDF.
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