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4 Ways to Optimize Your Org Chart in 30 Minutes

Are you looking for ways to breathe some life into your org chart? You aren’t alone. Many companies have a lackluster, ineffective org chart that isn’t being used for much of anything. Static old-school org charts are often outdated (based on technology and employee information) and difficult to access. By making a few critical changes, you can enhance your company…

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7 Ways Your Org Chart Is Failing Your Company

Org charts can have real value when they support company strategy, employee productivity, and engagement. But if your org chart is little more than an illustration of who reports to whom, you could be missing out on opportunities to bring teams together and make more progress on your strategic goals. Traditional org charts have evolved quite a bit over the…

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The Greatest Management Tool…Your Org Chart?

People tend to think of company org charts in the wrong way, often still viewing them as the static, outdated versions of the past. Because of this mind-set, many don’t realize that the org chart can actually be one of a company’s greatest assets. There are many inherent benefits to embracing the org chart as a management tool. And despite…

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Why a Traditional Org Chart Is Actually Harming Your Business

Traditional org charts are outdated and inefficient. They’re static, rarely updated, and almost never a real-time depiction of the organization’s structure. Those old-school PowerPoint org charts just aren’t going to cut it anymore—not to mention that they could actually harm and hold back your business. Wondering how something as simple as an org chart can have a negative impact on…

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5 Steps to Taking Your Org Chart from Useless to Useful

Traditional company org charts can help explain reporting relationships and team accountabilities, but for many organizations, they aren’t all that useful. Why? Because a traditional static org chart isn’t dynamic, doesn’t reveal much about people or teams beyond who reports to whom, and quickly falls out of date as soon as an employee joins the company, leaves, or changes roles….

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How The Most Successful Companies Plan and Implement A Reorg

Why The Reorg? I stumbled upon an older study from 2010 that caught my eye. It was authored by McKinsey & Company to determine the benefits, if any, of a corporate reorganization. Corporate reorgs are common these days. With so many start-ups, particularly in technology software and applications, more established companies can find it challenging to keep up. Additionally, many…

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How The Most Successful Companies Plan and Implement A Reorg

Succession Planning Isn’t Just for CEOs

A Succession Plan Matters For The Entire Organization If you asked your CEO what would happen if he or she left the company, you would likely be told of the succession plan in place. As critical as the CEO is to the company, there are plenty below whose absence would have ripple effects throughout the organization. Is there a plan…

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Succession Planning Isn’t Just for CEOs

Redefining the Corporate Ladder – Moving Across vs Moving Up

The Old Rickety Ladder When we began our careers, we likely envisioned a ladder. We knew it was a right of passage to begin on the bottom rung but there was always the intention of working our way up. With each climb, there would be an increase in salary and benefits, of course. All we had to do was kick…

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Redefining the Corporate Ladder

Why Is Real-Time Such A Big Deal?

  Real-time. It’s a concept that has become increasingly more prevalent in this always-on, always mobile society. We want our news in real time, our sports, our entertainment, our personal data. Mobile devices and all of their apps have fueled the fire for instant information and the ability to do virtually everything in real-time. We outfit our homes with cameras…

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Why Is Real-Time Such A Big Deal?

8 Reasons You Should Ditch PowerPoint for Org Charts

Move Over PowerPoint So your organization needs an org chart…or maybe you just need to update the one you already have. According to a recent poll we conducted, nearly 72 percent of you would turn to PowerPoint to get the job done. Another 15 percent would choose Visio. Problem solved, right? Not so fast. While both PowerPoint and Visio offer…

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8 Reasons You Should Ditch PowerPoint for Org Charts