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How to Create an Org Chart

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Posted by Allison Lynch | 03/12/2021

What is Org Chart?

Organizational charts (org charts) are used to portray the relationships and chain of command between individuals in a company, sometimes across positions, departments, and regions. Org charts are typically used by HRprofessionals and office administrators to illustrate the relationships andhierarchies between colleagues.

The primary benefit of org charts is the level of clarity that they bring. It highlights which colleagues are responsible for what task, and who they should be deferring to in cases of conflict. Without one, there may be lots of confusion and delay in decision-making processes.

How to Make Org Chart?

Step 1: Start EdrawMax.

Step 2:Navigate to [New]>[Organizational Chart].

Start EdrawMax and Find Organizational Chart

Step 3.1: Select one org chart template to edit on it or click the [+] sign to start from scratch. Click Create to open a blank organizational chart drawing page.

Step 3.2: The Organizational Chart libraries and Org Chart tab open. Drag a shape onto the drawing page.

Open one org chart template

Step 4.1: You can use the floating buttons. Select a shape. Click the left floating button to add colleague. Click the bottom floating button to add subordinate.

use the floating buttons

Step 4.2: Alternatively, you can try to drag a shape over the right floating button of the target shape to add colleagues. Release mouse when a red box shows. Drag a shape over the bottom floating button to add subordinate. Release mouse when a red box shows.

Drag to add shapes

Note: There is no floating button for adding assistant. However, you can select the shape you want to add assistant to. Click Add Assistant on the Org Chart tab

Step 5: You can edit the define field and choose which tag should be shown in the org chart. The modification will be applied to all the shapes in the diagram.

edit the define field

Step 6: You can export the file to Graphics, PDF, editable MS Office file, SVG and Visio vsdx file.

export and save

Step 7: And you can share your diagram with others via social media and web page.

share diagram

Org Chart Examples

Example 1: Marketing Org Chart Template

Download this marketing org chart template and edit it with your own employee information. It has a button to change the employee photo. You can also add/ delete employee with just button clicks. It's very convenient to use. Design a marketing organizational chart with this template requires only a few minutes.

Marketing Org Chart Template

Example 2: Manufacturing Org Chart Template

A free customizable manufacturing org chart template is provided to download and print. Quickly get a head-start when creating your own manufacturing org chart. It is designed on the basis of manufacturing enterprise's specific structure.

Manufacturing Org Chart Template

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Organizational Chart

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