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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 However, these org charts are usually almost always out of date and normally not trusted by your…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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How Technology Is Changing the Way We Treat Employee Directories

Businesses’ adoption of technology has always been an approach of “get on the bandwagon or risk being left behind.” This is especially true with small and midsize businesses (SMBs)—organizations find that adopting the latest tech trends can give them a productivity and profitability boost. In Gartner research reported by GetApp, SMBs account for 40 percent of IT spending from businesses…

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The Anatomy of a Great Org Chart

Companies of all sizes and industries use organizational charts to define, at the very least, basic hierarchies of their operations. “This is Bob. He is a consultant, and he reports to Mary, who is a managing consultant.” Imagine that explanation in some digital or written form that includes boxes and lines, and you technically have an org chart. We believe…

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6 Signs Your Org Charts Need Help Now!

Company org charts are useful in several ways, from helping with organizational planning and onboarding new hires to teaching employees who’s who in the organization. However, despite the benefits of keeping an up-to-date org chart, many companies either utilize one that’s outdated and inaccurate—or they have no org chart at all! If this sounds familiar, your company org chart may…

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