Framework: HI005 – v1
Part of series: HI005 Hierarchy 005 – Organization Charts
Series Keywords: org charts, hierarchy, levels, reporting
The variations of organization/organizational charts (org charts) are as plentiful as there are organizations.The primary goal is go lay out the reporting relationships of the functions/departments/responsible personnel.What so many org charts fail to do is deliver the subliminal messages that are so important.These messages are achieved in consistency and alignment.In an org chart, it is generally preferred that every box/field on a certain level be the same size, implying equal importance.Resist the urge to make one larger to accommodate a longer title, etc.If you must enlarge one, enlarge them all.Also, it is important to maintain consistence from page to page.The boxes should be uniform (as much as possible) between departments/functions, etc.This type of attention to detail help convey the correct message and also elevates the messages within the document/presentation to a higher level.
This framework gives you the option of approaching your work from a different angle:from the bottom up.By selecting rows in the framework that contain the number of boxes/fields for each row of your org chart, all you need to do is connect them(some minor vertical/horizontal alignments may be needed).
Working outside the automatic diagramming/org chart tool in PowerPoint will allow for animation and greater levels of formatting.Connect the boxes on top in PowerPoint by using the "Connectors" in the AutoShapes menu.That way the connection is established even if you need to readjust the spacing, etc.The boxes below are already connected.This has been done because the connections are made at a place where the PowerPoint connectors will not function.Go to the tutorial to learn about how to use these frameworks, as well as hi004 and hi005.They can be used together, as so many of the PowerFrameworks can.
Key search words: org charts, hierarchy, levels, reporting