When is an Organization Chart Out of Date?

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Dawit
Manager, Ethiopia

When is an Organization Chart Out of Date?

When should an organization chart be considered out-of-date?

  Ghulam Muhammad
HR Consultant, Pakistan
 

Outdated Organization Chart

The purpose of an organizational chart is to understand the whole process and what authority the person should contact if problems occur. If a chart doesn't specify the correct person to contact and the right process of the organization, it is probably outdated and not useful for the organization.

  Julie Martin
HR Consultant, Bangladesh
 

Symptoms of Structural Deficiency

- When decision making is delayed or lacking in quality
- When the organisation does not innovatively respond to changes in the environment
- When there are too many conflicts between departments

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada
 

Out-of-date Organization Charts versus Structure

If the organization chart does not accurately reflect:
1. Reporting relationships,
2. Current employees,
3. Position titles/levels, and
4. Vacancies,
it should be considered out of date.
An out-of-date organization structure would reflect a misalignment with the organization's current vision, goals and business model.

  KATHRYN STEINER, MBA
Entrepreneur, United States
 

Org Chart Has Many Purposes

@Ghulam Muhammad: I prefer a flatter organizational structure with an organizational chart primarily for contact and tit...

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada
 

Using your HR System to Generate your Charts

Hi Dawit: In a larger organization, the corporate HR system (PeopleSoft, SAP) should be used to develop organization cha...

 

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