Here's a quick guideline on how to draw an org chart for your department. You can easily expand it out for an entire company.
Time Required: 10 minutes
- Start with yourself.
- Draw a box and enter your name, your title and your department.
- Draw a box above yours for you direct supervisor. Enter name, title, and department.
- Draw a row of boxes below yours for all the people who report to you. Enter name and title for all of them.
- Draw a solid vertical line from the top of your box to the bottom of your boss's box.
- Draw a horizontal line between your box and those of the people who report to you.
- Draw a vertical line from the bottom of your box to the horizontal line.
- Draw a vertical line from the top of each of your subordinate's box up to the horizontal line.
- If you wish, draw similar boxes and line for any people who report to your subordinates.
- You can draw it on paper, or using an org chart software like Visio or OrgPlus, or using any drawing software.
- Boxes are usually drawn bigger for higher-ups, same size for peers, smaller for subordinates.
- If you have an opening in your organization, draw a box for that person. Show their name as TBH (to be hired) or TBD (to be determined) and the title for that position.
- For people who report to you for direction, but report to someone else primarily, use a dashed line rather than a solid line to connect their box to yours.