Stretching the popular quote from Animal Farm, in a corporate set up, one could say “All employees are equal, but some are more equal than others”. A study in 2012 by Stanford Graduate School of Business, revealed that employees sometimes prefer a hierarchical organization. According to this research, it is harder for people to understand and learn egalitarian organizational structures. Such structures however are crucial when one is working in a field that demands creativity and innovation. Google for instance, has moved away from the time tested hierarchical set up giving its employees freedom to own and create.
Be it egalitarian or hierarchical, a company’s organizational structure needs to communicated and well charted out. A pictorial representation that helps employees understand the organization and individual roles better. Yes, a neat, clearly defined hierarchy chart is just what you need to showcase “who does what” in an organization or a team.
Here are some interesting charts recreated using 24point0’s Hierarchy Chart PowerPoint Template. These slides are fully editable and can be easily customized to fit right into your corporate template.
1. A hierarchy chart that shows the organizational structure of the judicial system in the Philippines.
2. Walt Disney was well known for the creative freedom he gave to his teams. So here is Disney’s hierarchy chart with a difference!
3. A hierarchy chart of the departments in an organization. Clear and concise.