First, decide if you want to draw your org chart or automatically create your org chart from data.
Drawing an org chart by hand makes sense in these types of circumstances:
- Small organizations (less than 20 people)
- Updating the org chart is not required
- No data about people and their bosses is available in a spreadsheet
It’s weird that people often draw org charts considering the drawbacks. Is it because people are in such a hurry to get started that they use whatever drawing software they already have? Or could it be that people fail to grasp how large a project creating an org chart can be?
Automatically creating an org chart from data is the better choice for most people. The main hurdle to overcome is to accept that you’ll need to spend 15-30 minutes learning a new organizational chart software tool. That’s 15-30 minutes you could have spent drawing an org chart, but it’ll save you countless hours when it comes to updating, editing, designing, and sharing automatic org charts.