What is an organizational chart?

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This presentation will give you a short introduction to the organizational chart. It will explain the characteristics of this model type and show how you can use it.

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What is an organizational chart?

  1. 1. by Eva Klein © Eva Klein
  2. 2. What is an Organizational chart? © Eva Klein <ul><li>Organizational chart is also called ‚Org chart‘ </li></ul><ul><li>is used in many industries and is supported by various tools </li></ul><ul><li>offers many ways of modeling and analyzing organizational structures of a company </li></ul><ul><li>has an industry-wide standing </li></ul><ul><li>… . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Organizational charts <ul><li>describes the organizational structure of a company </li></ul><ul><li>formal description of power in a hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>types </li></ul><ul><li>hierarchy (similar to a tree) </li></ul><ul><li>committees (i.e. a group decides) </li></ul><ul><li>matrix (often mixing company and project structure) </li></ul><ul><li>ecologies (i.e. survival of the fittest) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Elements of an Organizational chart Organizational unit Person Role Location © Eva Klein
  5. 5. The connections of an Organizational chart © Eva Klein The relationships between the objects stand for: <ul><li>Who is superior or inferior? </li></ul><ul><li>What communication channels exist? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is responsible for whom? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Organizational chart example 1 <ul><li>Shows a 2 level organizational chart with organizational units and roles </li></ul>© Eva Klein
  7. 7. Organizational chart example 2 <ul><li>Shows a 3 levels organizational chart; only with organizational units </li></ul>© Eva Klein
  8. 8. Organizational chart example 3 © Eva Klein <ul><li>Shows the possibility to visualize roles and persons of an organizational unit </li></ul>
  9. 9. Example of an organizational chart on ARIS Community © Eva Klein <ul><li>Shows an organizational chart of the Family tree of the British Royals </li></ul>
  10. 10. Modeling your Organizational chart with ARIS Express <ul><li>ARIS Express … </li></ul><ul><li>is a free modeling tool from the market leader Software AG </li></ul><ul><li>supports the modeling of Org charts with the model type ‚Organizational chart' </li></ul><ul><li>enables modelers to capture information in a fast and easy way based on Smart design </li></ul>© Eva Klein Download ARIS Express from ARIS Community
  11. 11. Discuss & share your models <ul><li>Upload your models to ARIS Community and discuss them there </li></ul><ul><li>Embed your models with model viewer in your own blog or website </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>© Eva Klein
  12. 12. © Eva Klein

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