How to Make an Agency Organizational Chart in Word
When it comes to running a business or organization, there are several layers of authority to go through. By making a chart for your executive hierarchy, you can provide your workforce with a concise and direct guide to understanding the employee structure within your agency.
If you’re looking for an editing program to easily customize our chart templates with, then you can’t go wrong by using Microsoft Word! Check out our simple guide (found just below) to see how you can edit any of our Ready-Made Agency Organizational Chart Templates.
1. Download Microsoft Word
Word provides an effective and streamlined interface that can be put to use by anyone with any level of editing skill. To get Word for your own, pay a visit to Microsoft’s online Office Store; pick from one of their subscription plans to download the program. However, if you’re feeling iffy about committing to a subscription, you can take their free trial offer (good for a whole week) beforehand. And, if you don’t have access to a desktop computer, Word can be installed onto your choice of mobile device -- Android or iOS.
2. Choose and Download a Template
You can find a healthy variety of chart templates from our library for your own organizational needs. To download one of our Ready-Made Agency Organizational Chart Templates, click a thumbnail (on this page) to open the respective template’s page on a new browser tab. While on the new tab, use the provided download button; follow the quick steps that show up to save the template file to your computer/device.
To find out more about your chosen file, on the same page, refer to the “Template Details” section. There is also a set of preview images that you can zoom in on, to the far-left side of the page. A department chart is another type of document that can inform workers about your agency’s framework.
3. Edit Your Chosen Template in Word
Have you decided on a template yet? After you’ve downloaded your file, open it in Microsoft Word and edit as you set up the executive structure of your agency.
Our templates already come premade with text bubbles and visual marks, so just replace the placeholder text with the necessary information. The content needs to be easy to read, so use a simple style for your font while picking a color that clearly contrasts against the color of the bubble. Maintain a proper succession of authority in your chart template; it should be quick for the reader to follow at a glance. The format is similar to that of a flowchart.
4. Print And/or Update When Needed
Go ahead and print out paper copies of the finished chart for anyone who needs them. Having them posted around (on noticeboards and the like) may also be needed, depending on the type of workspace.
Whenever there’s a shift of hierarchy in your agency, you will need to update the chart to appropriately reflect the change ASAP. With Word’s compatibility with mobile OS platforms, this won’t be a problem to achieve.
Whatever your service may be, Microsoft Word and our chart templates can cut down on the hassle of paperwork!