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How (& Why) to Get Started with Org Chart Software

Growing Pains So you’re a growing company that’s hiring new people and developing new job roles. You’ve used Visio, PowerPoint or something similar in the past to design your org chart, but you’re realizing they just can’t keep up. Is there something better?å This is a question many business owners and leaders ask themselves. There’s always that next new technology,…

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A Traditional Org Chart
6 Effects of Poor Employee Communication

Employee Engagement Begins with Communications Employee engagement is a hot topic these days, and rightly so. Only one-third of employees consider themselves “engaged.” Why should you care? Higher workplace engagement leads to a nearly 40 percent reduction in absenteeism and 21 percent higher productivity, not to mention what it does for customer service. Ever talked to a pissed off customer…

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6 Effects of Poor Employee Communication
Does Your Organizational Design Reflect Your Brand’s Values?

  A recent blog post about organizational design peaked my attention. It said, “…organizational design must be the foundation from which a brand is built.” Pay special attention to the word “brand” as opposed to “organization.” A brand is much more valuable than the organization itself, as it communicates to the world who that company really is. As this blog…

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Does Your Organizational Design Reflect Your Brand’s Values?
What’s Your Ideal Span of Control?

Span of Control In a recent blog post, we discussed the five most common types of business organizational structures. We highlighted the differences between the more traditional hierarchical structure with clear reporting structures and the flatter structured organization where those lines are a little blurred. Why am I bringing it up again? Because being in the organizational chart software business,…

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What's your ideal span of control?
What Does Your Workspace Tell Others about You?

Messy or Neat? Walk through any office floor and you get a sense of the culture of a company right off the bat. Walk into a workspace and you can instantly learn quite a bit about a person. Ever wonder what your space tells others about you? A report by the retailer OfficeMax gives us some interesting statistics and information about our…

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What Does Your Workspace Tell Others about You?
The Business Org Chart: A Smart Tool to Increase Employee Engagement

  Do you realize you have a powerful tool at your disposal to influence the culture of your company, as well as the efficiency and productivity of your employees? Actually, I should say you have the potential to have this tool impact your company. Would you be surprised if I told you that organizational charts can maximize employee efficiencies, productivity…

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Business organization charts: A Smart Tool to Increase Employee Engagement
Org Chart Software Makes Office Culture Fun. No, Really.

What Attracts and Retains Talent? An interesting article from the Association for Talent Development detailed why company culture is becoming the most important job benefit. Company culture frequently trumps even high salaries and exceptional benefits packages. Since U.S. adults average 47 hours per week working, it’s no wonder they want a pleasant work environment. Whether attracting new hires or retaining…

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Org Chart Software Makes Office Culture Fun
12 Tips to Boost Employee Engagement

Think Your Employees Are Engaged? If you manage people or even an entire organization, you may know a thing or two about employee engagement. Here are some stats that will likely get your attention: 88% of employees say they do not have a passion for their work 80% of senior managers are not passionate about their work Employee disengagement costs…

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Low employee engagement
The Challenges for CEOs and New Hires of Fast Growth Companies

The Top Challenges for CEOs I recently stumbled on an article from Entrepreneur about the most common challenges CEOs of fast-growing companies face. According to the author, Deepak Narayanan, one of the most common pain points business leaders share is not having enough time to do everything they need to do. I don’t think this thought is exclusive to CEOs….

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Challenges of fast growth companies
Why Your HR Software Isn’t The Answer for Your Employee Directory

How does your company manage its employee directory? You know, the one you probably rarely use? If you’re like many organizations, you’re either using a spreadsheet (I’m so sorry) or a feature out of some HR software. How’s that workin’ for ya? I’m not knocking HR software. Workday, ADP, Namely and BambooHR are great options. For HR. Even these companies…

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Employee Directory and Tacos. Ya, it's a thing.