org chart templates and examples

Org Chart Templates and Examples

Shannon Williams

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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 Lucidchart, we want you to benefit from visual communication without any of the drawbacks. In this guide, you’ll find org chart templates for a variety of organizations and scenarios. Whether you run a restaurant or lead a religious congregation, Lucidchart helps you delineate responsibilities and keep your group in order.

Click any of the templates provided to open and edit directly in Lucidchart. (And if you don't have an account already, it's easy to get started.)

Blank org chart template
Hierarchical org chart template
Matrix org chart template
Flat org chart template
HR org chart template
Company org chart template
Restaurant org chart template
Partnership org chart template
Business org chart template
Project org chart template
Hotel org chart template
Travel agency org chart template
Factory org chart template
Event org chart template
Church org chart template
Geographical org chart template
Scrum team org chart template



Blank org chart template

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

blank org chart template
Blank Org Chart Diagram Template (Click on image to modify)


Hierarchical org chart template

The hierarchical org chart template connects employees to their supervisors, starting with one individual at the top, typically the CEO or another leadership position. Depending on who reports to whom, you’ll likely break this org chart down by department. To learn more about the main types of organizational charts, read this article.

hierarchical org chart template
Hierarchical Org Chart Diagram 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 Diagram Template (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.

flat org chart template
Flat Org Chart Diagram Template (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 org chart templates clears up the confusion—it show 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
Org Chart Diagram Template for HR (Click on image to modify)


Company org chart template

Effective communication is essential if you want your business to succeed. When you show employees the way 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.

company org chart template
Org Chart Diagram Template for a Company (Click on image to modify)


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.

restaurant org chart template
Org Chart Diagram Template for Restaurant (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. If they have access to your Lucidchart document, they can even leave comments to clear up misunderstandings.

partnership org chart template
Org Chart Diagram Template for Partnership(Click on image to modify)


Business org chart template

Whether you have just restructured your business or hired a large group of new employees, you can use an organizational chart to make sure every employee understands how he or she fits into the larger picture. Customize our business org chart template and store it in Confluence, Google Drive, or another integrated platform.

business org chart template
Org Chart Diagram Template for Business (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.

project org chart template
Org Chart Diagram Template 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.

hotel org chart template
Org Chart Diagram Template 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 to ensure 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.

travel agency org chart template
Org Chart Diagram Template for Travel (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.

factory org chart template
Org Chart Diagram Template for a Factory (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.

event org chart template
Org Chart Diagram Template for Event Planning (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.

church org chart template
Org Chart Diagram Template for a Church (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
Org Chart Group View by Location (Click on image to modify)


Geographical org chart

As your organization grows, you may have employees spread across multiple buildings, cities, or even countries. Individuals from these various locations will often appear in the same org chart—after all, they still all belong to the same organization. This is great for visualizing the structure across the entire company, but sometimes you may need to quickly see which employees work at each location.

In the example above, we started with a standard org chart that shows each employee’s name, position or role, and place within the company’s hierarchy. Next, using Lucidchart’s group view, we chose to group the employees by location. On a second tab, Lucidchart automatically generated two containers, labeled San Francisco and New York, and sorted the employees into them. The result is a geographical organizational chart, a diagram that uses location rather than hierarchy as the organizing structure.



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
Org Chart Group View 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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About the author

Shannon Williams graduated from BYU in English and then turned to the world of marketing. She works as a content marketing specialist at Lucid Software. Instead of writing her novel (like she should be), Shannon spends her free time running, reading, obsessing about Oscar season, and watching Gilmore Girls on loop.


Lucidchart, a cloud-based intelligent diagramming application, is a core component of Lucid Software's Visual Collaboration Suite. This intuitive, cloud-based solution empowers teams to collaborate in real-time to build flowcharts, mockups, UML diagrams, customer journey maps, and more. Lucidchart propels teams forward to build the future faster. Lucid is proud to serve top businesses around the world, including customers such as Google, GE, and NBC Universal, and 99% of the Fortune 500. Lucid partners with industry leaders, including Google, Atlassian, and Microsoft. Since its founding, Lucid has received numerous awards for its products, business, and workplace culture. For more information, visit

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