Organizational chart

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Organizational diagram of the New York and Erie Railroad, 1855

An organizational chart (often called organization chart, org chart, organigram(me), or organogram) is a diagram that shows the structure of an organization and the relationships and relative ranks of its parts and positions/jobs.

History[edit]

See also Category:Historical organizational charts and Tree diagram#History

Early civilisation figurative examples of organizational activity depicted[edit]

Sumerian
Egypt
Maya
Classical Greece, Hellenism, Rome
Early Christianity, Europe

Medieval examples of organizational structures depicted[edit]

Comment

Earlier examples of pure schemata can be found in the 9th-10th century work of Alcuin's Disputatio de rhetorica et de virtutibus regis Karli et Albini magistri. see for example here, at Digitale Bibliothek - Münchener; or in similar works here at the Bern, Burgerbibliothek; here at St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek.

19th century, rise of modern organizational chart[edit]

20th century[edit]

1900s, rise of general application of organizational charts[edit]

1910s[edit]

1920s[edit]

1930s-40s[edit]

1950s-1990s[edit]

21st century[edit]

2000–09[edit]

2010s[edit]

Types of organizational charts[edit]

Specific organizational structures[edit]

Different shapes of organizational diagrams[edit]

Present versus proposed charts[edit]

The use of charts as a designers tool

Features[edit]

Tools[edit]

Charts in practice[edit]

See also[edit]

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