Advantages and Disadvantages of Organizational Charts

In this piece, Nishadha talks about the advantages and disadvantages of creating your own organizational charts. If you have a need to create your own organizational chart be sure to check out how we have reinvented org chart software.

Although extremely useful for many purposes organizational charts are not for everybody. In our previous articles we’ve covered types of org charts and best practices to follow when creating org charts. Now lets look at advantages and disadvantages of organizational charts so you can make an informed decision to whether to have one or not.

Advantages of Organizational Charts

Lets get started by exploring the benefits of organizational charts.

Basic org chart
Org chart helps you to visualize the reporting path

Disadvantages of Organizational Charts

Depending on the situation organizational charts can be a disadvantage as well. So lets take a look at some disadvantages.

Above I have listed down advantages and disadvantages of org charts. I feel the advantages outweigh the disadvantages but that might depend on your organization.

What do you think about organizational charts? You think they are beneficial or a waste of time?



This post is by Nishadha at Creately blog. Nishadha is a software engineer turned tech evangelist. He handles marketing stuff at Creately including writing blog posts and handling social media accounts. Creately’s team is focused on making it easier for teams to work collaboratively on all things visual. They do this by giving you a great online application that’s a breeze to use and an extraordinary customer service experience.