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Why is an organizational chart used?

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lucy liu 
Asked at 2011.05.13 02:24:15

answer lily green  Answered at 2011.05.13 02:24:15
An organizational chart represents all the departments and staff of a company. With this chart, stakeholders in the business can understand the prevalent authority-responsibility setup and work relationships.FunctionThe basic function of the organizational chart is representing each employee visually. This also denotes each person's role, duties and accountability within the organization.FeaturesThe chain of command in the organization is highlighted. The senior management is shown on the top, with managers below them and subordinates further down.BenefitsIn preparing this chart, the organization can see which departments are either over- or under-staffed. Employees comprehend and appreciate the implication of their jobs and duties in the organizational schema.TypesThe four types of organizational charts are staff, line, lateral and functional.ConsiderationsCompositions of organizations change rapidly. The staff present today may not be with the organization tomorrow. Changes must be incorporated in a timely manner.
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