Designing an Org Chart that looks like a Windows Directory
February 22, 2007 3:44 PM Subscribe
Is there any easy way in, say, Visio or another MS Office product, to make an attractive chart in a compact tree view format? I am trying to make an Organization Chart that looks more similar to a Windows Explorer folder directory than a traditional Org Chart.
posted by catfood to computers & internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Why? Because I think it's the only way I can put the complicated company structure on one sheet of paper in a way that is easy to read.
Everyone (at least in my company) is familiar with a Windows directory structure, so it will be a familiar way of reading the information.
I started to do this in Excel because I thought it would be easy to add and remove employees that come and go by deleting and inserting lines ... but I'm unimpressed with how it looks and wonder if there is a more impressive-looking way. I know that looks shouldn't be more important than function, but since I'm taking it upon myself to change the format, I want it to look amazing so I can get the approval to reorganize the format.
Maybe I am underutilizing Visio - can't it do something like this? Easily? I know it can make an Org Chart, that's what I've been doing it in for months, but it has gotten so disorganized with the various managers, sub-managers, teams, etc, that it is hard to read and hard to fit new employees into.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!