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5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong with Org Charts

Many companies use org charts, mainly to illustrate reporting relationships and show where work gets done in the organization. However, there are many more uses and benefits associated with org charts. We’ll dispel some of the myths and describe the five things people commonly get wrong when it comes to org charts: 1. Limiting Org Charts to Showing Reporting Relationships…

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The Real Value of Engaged Employees

Employee engagement is often a top goal of organizations, as it holds the keys to stronger organizational performance. When employees are motivated to do their best work, the company realizes a range of benefits that help it innovate and grow. However, according to Gallup, only 33 percent of US employees are engaged at work, suggesting there is work to do…

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4 TED Talks That Anyone Focusing on Workforce Planning Should Watch

Since they became free and accessible online beginning in 2006, TED talks now number over 2,700 and cover a range of topics, from business to world culture, and many subjects in between. The delivery of insightful, inspiring ideas via short talks captured on video has garnered over 3 million views a day from around the world. TED talks can be…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Effective Accountability Charts

Org charts are not just for names in a box and the lines that show reporting relationships. They can also be used to differentiate teams and illustrate accountabilities, both functionally and geographically. Org charts that clearly define individual and team accountabilities also explain which roles hold responsibilities for various functions, projects, and geographies, helping to support improved efficiency and enhanced…

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3 Unexpected Downfalls of Traditional Static Org Charts

Org charts provide a useful way of illustrating organizational structure and showing where individual and team accountabilities lie. When many people think of an org chart, they think of traditional static org charts that connect lines and boxes, showing who reports to whom. However, these org charts are usually almost always out of date and normally not trusted by your…

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3 Real-Life Lessons About Workforce Planning

The relationship between employees and employers has changed considerably. Low unemployment and plentiful job creation that outpaces available talent have created a new environment. Today’s employees, especially millennials, are willing to change jobs in favor of new ones that meet their career-development, compensation, and other aspirations. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nearly 3.4 million Americans…

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Why You Should Spend More Time Thinking About Organizational Alignment

If you haven’t thought much about organizational alignment, it may be helpful to consider the impact of having every employee and team operating in harmony with the company’s most important goals and objectives. Organizational alignment drives improved employee engagement and performance, and also offers positive returns for the organization. One research study found that when employees are aligned with the…

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Technology and Culture: The Business Trend You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Some business trends are long-lasting and withstand changing attitudes and the tests of time. Others are fleeting and quickly replaced by the next fad to catch headlines. However, one business trend that’s not going away anytime soon is the impact of technology and culture. Company culture is important to the success of any company and its employees. In a survey…

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What our new round of funding means for you, our 1,000 customers

This week we announced a $5mm round of funding We now have more than 1,000 customers globally using Pingboard to power their live org chart. It is humbling to see how many of you have placed your trust in us to help organize and plan for your most important asset, your people. We believe we’ve just scratched the surface of how…

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The Secret Recipe for Connecting with Your Employees

Every business is, to some degree, a social business. Employees connect in various ways with each other, with leaders, and with customers and other important stakeholders. When it comes to connecting with your employees, your ability to develop a strong bond with them will affect how they approach their work and, therefore, how they perform. People spend a lot of…

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