Organization charts or diagrams graphically show the structure of an
organization. Organization charts may show the titles, departments, or
responsibilities of personnel in an organization. They also serve to outline
responsibilities and illustrate the chain of command. Create organization
charts that are clearly understood.
To be effective, limit organization charts to showing lines of authority,
responsibility, the span of control, or functional relationships. Do not
include individual names. The three types of organization charts are the
structural chart, the functional chart, and the position or billet assignment
A structural chart is the most simple representation of an organization. It
establishes basic control relationships and reporting responsibilities. It
contains a minimal amount of information.
Figure 2-2 shows a structural organization chart.
Figure 2-2. A structural organization chart.
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