Demystify reporting structures with org charts

You’ve hit a snag. Luckily, your org chart clarifies reporting structures and tells you exactly who to go to.

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Org charts tell your team who’s who and what they do

Use an organized, shareable org chart to keep track of team members, lay out your company’s reporting structure, and create a smooth flow of knowledge at every level.

Org charts are important because they lay out a company’s reporting structure.

Build your org chart built in Notion so you can:

  • Store information about individual positions

  • Update and manage organizational info as needed

  • Include contact info like emails, phone numbers, and timezones

  • Easily share your chart with project team members

How to create an organizational chart using Notion

  1. Create a Notion account.

  2. Use an org chart template, or add a new page by typing /database.

  3. Fill out the chart with information about each team and its reporting structure, including employee name, role, manager, reports, etc. Connect the employee pages to create dependencies.

  4. Invite collaborators and stakeholders to work with the org chart.

Organizational charts for companies smooth out the reporting hierarchy

Create a hub to store your reporting structure. Manage knowledge the way you manage projects — in a connected workspace.


What’s an org chart good for?

Org charts show the hierarchies, roles, and responsibilities of a team or company. They:

How do I create an org chart?

Create your own ideal org chart by following these steps:

  1. Determine your company’s structure.

  2. Choose a chart type -- like a traditional pyramid, matrix, circular chart, or database.

  3. Select an org chart tool like Notion.

  4. Start from a template or create your chart from scratch.

  5. Populate the chart with employee names, titles, and reporting relationships.

What are the three important elements of an organizational chart?

Here’s a sample of what an org chart should include:

  • Hierarchy — the hierarchical or top-down structure of your company

  • Roles and responsibilities — each employee’s job title and responsibilities

  • Communication pathways — the flow of information on every team