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The Diagrams Book by Kevin Duncan

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41  THE ORGANIZATION CHART: HOW TO DO IT

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• An organization chart needs to be crystal clear.

• Its purpose is to explain to the people represented in it how they are supposed to interact with their colleagues. It should also be capable of explaining to a potential client how a company is organized.

• A clear chart should allow anyone looking at it to work out the basic hierarchy based on who is the boss, who is the next subordinate down, and so on. These boxes should be linked with clear vertical lines.

• Descriptions of what role the individuals perform can be added if it helps, or the entire process can be carried out just for department functions ...

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