Use an Organizational Chart to create a graphical representation of the internal structure of an organization or company by showing the relationships between employees by role, position, department, and so on.
Organizational charts help to depict the hierarchy of an organization and to define the alignment of teams. You can structure organizational charts in different ways, but the most common way is to show senior positions at the top with direct lines to subordinate roles below.
An Organizational Chart answers the following questions.
  • What is the hierarchical structure of the organization?
  • What are the lines of authority that should be followed?
  • Who is responsible for what tasks, divisions, departments, or regions?


  1. In the top node, enter the name of the highest in command at the organization.
  2. Enter the names of the employees who report directly to the highest in command.
  3. Enter the names of the employees who report directly to the next level in command.
  4. Continue this process until you have included everyone in the organization.

You can quickly brainstorm ideas in the brainstorming list, then drag them to the diagram to create associations between related ideas. For more information, go to Generate a brainstorm list.