6 Simple Tips to Better Organizational Charts
Tip 1. Use Professional Software to Create Organizational Chart
Edraw's advantage lies in its auto generation function. It also helps to cut cost in making org chart, since it is a lot cheaper than Visio.
Auto Generation: Except for the first shape, all Edraw's basic organizational chart symbols have two floating quick buttons. Click the right one to add colleagues and click the bottom one to add subordinates. The newly added shapes are automatically connected, aligned and distributed, saving a lot of time and effort.
Tip 2. Use Different Typefaces
Use different typefaces to make important information stand out and give your chart texture. As for the title, you can insert vector text to highlight it. A few simple changes can make specific text "pop" while making it more visually pleasing in a subtle way.
Tip 3. Use Different Colors
Different color can be used to fill shapes representing positions of different levels. In this way, the hierachical structure become clearer.
Tip 4. Use Auto Relayout Function
Organizational charts should be updated from time to time. Even when you create the chart for the first time, you may make some mistakes and need to correct them. Then an easy and quick relayout method is necessary. Here is how to handle it at ease in Edraw.
Go to Org Chart tab. Click Relayout. Everything moves smoothly to the right position, leaving no trace of modifications.
Tip 5. Use a Border
Use a border to frame your org chart to make it look more organized. In the border, provide information like organization/enterprise name, revision number, date created/updated and your company logo. You do not need to get too fancy with your border. Simply make a good, basic border and keep it consistent throughout your series of diagrams.
Tip 6. Know Your Audience
knowing who will be using your org chart is important. It's more important to make it easily understandable. For the company promotion, a basic org chart showing the main departments and reporting relationship is already enough. If it is for inner use, a photo organizational chart with staff's photos is better.