Creating organisation charts for a company is one of the most valued features for HR managers. The main issue is that there aren’t many free tools that can create a decent organisation chart online and it’s not always easy to keep the chart updated every time a new employee arrives or someone leaves the company.
What is an organisation chart of a company?
An organisational chart is a diagram that visually represents a company’s internal structure by demonstrating relationships between individuals, the details of their roles and responsibilities. Organisational charts either broadly interpret the entire company with every stakeholder or you can narrow it down to a specific department or team.
HR Software: create your company organisation chart for free!
The days of spending hours creating organisational templates on word or powerpoint are over. With Factorial, you can create a free organisational chart online for your business! Sit back and let us do the work. This feature is available for every business working with Factorial. You don’t need to know anything about design, Word or Powerpoint… Factorial will automatically create the org chart of your company. Super easy and free!
Here you can see an example so you have a rough idea of what your company’s chart will look like:
As you can see, there is a photo with everyone’s name and job position, which is great for when your company expands and you are unfamiliar with all the new employees. Putting a name to the face is really important for welcoming newcomers and bringing the team closer together! Further, if you are an SME rapidly growing like we are at Factorial, it’s important to have a solid organisational structure to maximise productivity and effectiveness. This allows for more guidance and gives an overview of the entire company.
Each employee in the org chart can be clicked on, so the HR manager can directly access the employee’s profile. This is just one of the many features that Factorial offers.
Keep in mind that Factorial is 100% free and, apart from creating the organisational chart of your business automatically, you will be able to send payslips, manage holidays and many other features with no extra cost for the company.
Free organisational chart template
If our software hasn’t convinced you, don’t worry! We have also created an organisational chart template especially for you, completely free and accessible.
Types of organizational structure:
Hierarchy organisation chart structure
The most popular type is a hierarchy organisational structure. Here you will find different levels of the organisation, ranging from top management, which is normally those who have most responsibility in the business, to the bottom, which of course still have very value members! For example, Factorial’s organisational chart is based on manager structure. It displays all the different teams and the manager directly responsible for that team.
Matrix organisation chart structure
Different to a traditional hierarchy structure, the matrix organisational structure is set up like a grid or matrix. People with similar skills are grouped together who are completing the same projects. However perhaps some employees are working on a few projects at once,meaning they have more than one manager or supervisor. The matrix structure outlines a visual representation for workers who may be completing several tasks at once!
Network organisation chart structure
Network structures are less hierarchical and more decentralised. These structures offer greater flexibility as they are based on social networks, so you can visualise internal and external relationships between supervisors or top level management. Sometimes, these structures a more complex, which could be a potential disadvantage, so before using it, make sure you and your employees have a full understanding of what they display.