How to Create a School Organizational Chart

Organizational charts can be tricky to make, especially for large institutions. Schools with special courses, for instance, may find the need to create a larger organizational chart compared to general curriculum public schools. No matter how large or basic the organizational chart you have in mind, here are a few tips for you to showcase your school’s management team better:

1. Fit the Chart on a Single Page

Fit as many boxes on the page as possible by making use of both horizontal and vertical chart arrangements and by grouping those with the same titles into a single box. This will save a lot of space without compromising the structure of the chart.

2. Show Uniformity

Charts look neater if the boxes are generally of the same size and are spaced evenly. Of course, multi-person boxes are exempted from this rule, but spacing rules still generally apply if you want an organizational chart that is easy on the eyes.

3. Be Detailed

Indicate the title or position first, then the name of the employee after, as organizational charts show the importance of the organization’s structure, not the individuals who are occupying the various positions. For online charts, you may hyperlink the boxes to electronic documents such as employee information, job descriptions, and other records.

4. Break Up Larger Charts

Large charts can be overwhelming. This is why many large organizations break them up into smaller charts. Universities with multiple colleges and departments, for instance, can break up their organizational charts by the college to cut down the size. No matter how large or small your chart, however, you should make sure that the position at the bottom of the chart can be linked to the top.

General FAQs

  • What is a school organizational chart?

  • Why is an organizational chart important to schools?

  • Are organizational charts confidential?

  • What are the advantages of creating an organizational chart?

  • What are flat and tall organizations?

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