Often many businesses need to create organizational charts to better understand the internal structure of each department. The problem is that making an organization chart requires a lot of time, design knowledge or a template (usually paid) and is often obsolete as soon as a worker joins or leaves the company. With a free organizational chart template, you can start organizing the structure of your company.
How to create an organizational chart for your company
To make an organizational chart of your company you need to have very clear the internal structure, departments and all the employees who are part of it. Usually, the human resources department is in charge of creating the organizational chart and keeping it updated. But is not always that easy. Our recommendation is to start with a blank paper and listing all the departments that exist in the company. The next step, will be pointing down all the people who lead each department and who they report to. Starting to create the org chart from the top positions in the company and then work on the internal hierarchy will be much easier.
The most common data that everyone includes at the organization chart are the Name (and Surnames) of the person, the position and the department to which this person belongs to. Depending on the distribution of the stuff it will be more or less easy to identify the hierarchy and create the functional organizational chart of the company.
If you have already identified all the departments and executives of the company, start adding employees from higher to lower responsibility and position in the company. It is a task that will take time and you may need to review it several times before finishing the first outline of your organization chart.
Do you know that you can create your company’s organizational chart automatically in a matter of seconds with Factorial human resources software?
Here you have two types of org charts that can be useful for you when creating your own.
– Example of a horizontal org chart
The horizontal layout can help you visualize the flow chart on your computer screen. This would be an example of a horizontal organization chart.
– Example of a vertical org chart:
Depending on the size of your business and the format in which you want to create the org chart, it may be easier for you to work in a vertical format. Here is an example of a vertical organization chart.
– Example of organizational chart for big companies
As your business grows your organization chart may become complicated. In this image, you can see how the organization chart of companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple or Oracle are structured.
A Software that creates your company org chart
If you don’t want to waste time editing templates that will be outdated as soon as there is a change in the team, you can use software instead for creating organizational charts. With Factorial you can create your organization chart in seconds.
Factorial is human resources software for small and medium-sized companies from 2 to 500 employees that offer employee management tools such as time off manager, benefits and flexible compensation plans for workers, document management for teams and company organizational charts.
Both the software to create org charts and the other features are totally free. Our business model is very simple and allows us to continue offering quality software for human resources managers from SMEs without the need for the company or the workers to assume any cost or monthly payment.
When using Factorial you will automatically have the organization chart of your company created and we will be in charge of updating it every time there is a new addition or leave on the equipment.
Here’s a very simple example to see how your chart would look:
Keep in mind that depending on the hierarchy and number of employees in your company, the organization chart will be totally different. This type of graphical representation of the company is really useful to know in detail the operation of the different departments. In addition, you can see which employees do not fit within the structure, possible points of conflict and in the case that an employee with people in charge leaves the company you can re-assign these people easily so that everything works normally.
If you want to create in a matter of minutes the organization chart of your company for free, register in Factorial: