Org chart templates and examples

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Organizational charts become a necessity when you're trying to organize your workforce or when you work with a large group.  People need to understand where they fit in the organization and what tasks they need to accomplish, and a visual representation brings the point across quickly.

However, org charts can also become a hassle. It can take a lot of time to collect the information you need, let alone structure it in a way that looks professional, and if your organization grows or changes at the drop of a hat, you have to check your org chart frequently for accuracy. But with Lucidchart, making organizational charts has never been so easy.

At Lucid, we want you to benefit from visual communication without any of the drawbacks. In this guide, you’ll find org chart templates and examples for a variety of organizations and scenarios. Whether running a small restaurant or leading a large organization, Lucidchart helps you delineate responsibilities and organize your group.

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Basic org chart template

Sometimes you just need to start from scratch. Use our basic org chart template to customize your visual to fit your group better. Simply click any box, and a dialog will appear where you can enter employee fields like names, titles, phone numbers, and other information you may need.

Org chart template (click on image to modify)

Hierarchical org chart template

The hierarchical org chart template helps you understand the specific roles and responsibilities within your organization. Depending on who reports to whom, you’ll likely break this org chart down by department. 

Hierarchical org chart template (click on image to modify)

Matrix org chart template

The traditional org chart structure doesn’t work for every company, particularly when teams in different departments need to work together. Structured like a grid, the matrix org chart shows teams and reporting relationships that form for special projects.

matrix org chart template
Matrix org chart (click on image to modify)

Flat org chart template

If you run a startup or if you don’t have many levels between executives and entry-level employees, you may want to try this flat org chart template. This type of org chart (and the business mentality that accompanies it) encourages more open communication.

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Flat org chart example (click on image to modify)

HR org chart template

When employees at your company have questions about open enrollment or the company’s referral program, they may know to turn to Human Resources, but they don’t always know the right individual to talk to. This HR organizational chart template clears up the confusion—it shows employees who to contact and what resources are available. In Lucidchart, you can even pull contact information straight from BambooHR to create your diagram.

HR org chart template
HR org chart example (click on image to modify)

Company org chart template

Effective communication is essential if you want your business to succeed. When you show employees how teams have been organized using this company org chart template, they can better understand their responsibilities and know to whom they should turn when they have questions or want to collaborate. Lucidchart makes organizational charts easy to maintain, even when you restructure.

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Company org chart example (click on image to modify)

Org chat with responsibilities template

Org charts can also help you understand what each person does and who they report to in a team or department. Use this org chart with responsibilities template to more easily visualize who is on your team, what they do, and where they fit. This org chart example is also great for orienting and training new hires. 

Roles and responsibilities framework example (click on image to edit)

Restaurant org chart template

As scrumptious as your menu items may be, you’re unlikely to earn 5-star reviews if your diners have an unpleasant experience at your restaurant. Use this restaurant org chart template to keep track of roles within the restaurant staff, improve communication, and make your dining experience Zagat-worthy.

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Restaurant org chart example (click on image to modify)

Partnership org chart template

When you start a business partnership, organizational charts can keep both sides aware of their roles and responsibilities. Start with our partnership org chart template, and then use the sharing options in Lucidchart to send this information to your partner company. 

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Org chart diagram template for partnership (click on image to modify)

Project org chart template

Sometimes organizations create teams for a specific project. Even if you have a chart that represents the entire organization, you might want to create a new document for this short-term team. Open our project org chart template, and you can help each team member understand the dynamic and get started on the project quickly.

Org chart diagram for project management (click on image to modify)

Hotel org chart template

It takes a lot of people to create a fantastic experience for your hotel’s visitors, from the employee who manages the front desk to the one who whips up a filet mignon when a guest orders room service. Keep track of these responsibilities and see where you may need more assistance with our hotel org chart template.

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Org chart for hotel management (click on image to modify)

Travel agency org chart template

Before your clients can depart on their vacations or business trips, each employee at your travel agency plays a role in ensuring a positive travel experience. Whether they work with airlines and suggest accommodations or balance the books, show your employees how each of them contributes. Our travel agency org chart template is simple to adapt as your agency does.

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Travel agency org chart (click on image to modify)

Factory org chart template

For centuries, factories have streamlined the production process for higher efficiency and lower costs. To ensure that your processes are as efficient as they can be, fill out our factory org chart template. You can easily see where you need more workers and where you can improve the process when you visualize your entire team in Lucidchart.

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Factory org chart (click on image to modify)

Event org chart template

Don’t let event planning become too stressful. In Lucidchart, you can organize all of the people who will contribute to the big day with our event org chart template. Now you’ll know where to turn to make sure the venue looks beautiful, the food tastes wonderful, and any scheduled events happen without a hitch.

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Event org chart (click on image to modify)

Church org chart template

Help others—both inside and outside of your congregation—understand how your church is organized. This church org chart template includes religious leaders, officers, members, and volunteers so everyone can fulfill his or her duties.

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Church org chart example (click on image to modify)

See deeper into your org chart

Often, org charts communicate more than just hierarchical relationships. An org chart can serve as a central repository for employee information of all sorts (location, phone number, supervisor ID, etc.). The more information, the better, right? There’s just one problem: The hierarchical layout of org charts isn’t always the best way to visualize this additional information.

Lucidchart’s group view allows you to arrange your org charts by criteria other than hierarchy, generating new diagrams from your original org chart.

Org chart by location (click on image to modify)

Org chart by Scrum team

If your company or organization uses the Scrum method for project management, your org chart will likely include each employee’s team number. However, with org charts’ standard hierarchical layout, there’s no easy way to see any given team’s members—you need to scan the whole diagram. Grouping by Scrum team allows you to quickly see which employees are on each team and identify unassigned individuals.

The Scrum team org chart below was generated from a traditional flat org chart. The boxes on the original diagram were color-coded to show the various Scrum teams, but that wasn’t the best way to visualize the information. Using Lucidchart’s group view, we generated a new diagram (pictured below) that presents the Scrum teams and their constituents simply and effectively.

Org chart by scrum team (click on image to modify)

How to import your org chart

Want to save even more time? When you sign up for Lucidchart, you can automatically generate organizational charts from data in a CSV file. Watch the video below to learn more.

How to add an org chart in Google Docs

Now that you have created your org chart, how will you make sure fellow employees see and use it? If your company uses G Suite, you can add your org chart to Google Docs for easy access. Our Lucidchart add-on for Google Docs will even allow you to update inserted diagrams with just one click. Read our blog post to learn more, or download the add-on now.

We hope these org charts increase efficiency and keep everyone on the same page, no matter how large or small your group. 

Whether you use one of the templates above or start from scratch, see our advanced org chart functionality in Lucidchart.

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