Organizational charts are one of the most overlooked tools by small business owners.
So what is an Org Chart?
An Org Chart is the paper version of your human capital. Who’s in charge of what, who reports to who, etc. But when we talk about Org Charts, a lot of people look at it as their businesses today. However, to be effective we need to look at where you’d like your business to be in the future – we need to create your blueprint.
So, with your current state and new blueprint in mind, what is your Organizational Chart going to look like? Then, you can use it as a plan and prioritize efforts to get to point A, to point B and so on.
It’s a visual cue for you and your leadership to understand the positions you have in the company, the positions you’re going to need, what’s urgent and what’s not.
Other than the reason above, why is it important to create an Organizational Chart?
- 1) Get all of those ideas out of your head.
- We work with a lot of small business owners and a lot of them are visionaries. They have a lot of ideas, and when we start building an Organization Chart, it’s amazing how many versions of that chart we have to do. We put what they want on paper, marinate on it and continually edit until we finally get it nailed down. Version four looks very different than version one!
- 2) You’ll understand what roles to develop within your organization to grow.
- Oftentimes, as your organization grows, you’re going to be hiring for roles that don’t currently exist within your company. So when you create your blueprint, you’ll include roles on there that don’t currently exist. When we design these new roles, we want to design them for current and future needs to make sure that this person can have an expanded role in the company throughout your growth and bring a level of expertise to your expanding business.
3) You can see where you are now, where you want to go and what you have to do to get there.
The reason for this is primarily so you and your leadership can see how your roles will change as the company grows. As a small business owner, you might be heading up the sales department and have an operations manager, but you might still be getting pulled into operations. Well, if we hire a sales leader, how does that affect your role? We need to hire complementary roles to free you up from the areas of the business that aren’t your strengths and help you focus on your strengths and interests.
We hope that helps you understand the importance of creating an Organizational Chart with your future blueprint in mind. If your struggling to define your company’s future organizational structure, we’re happy to help. Book a free consultation on our website at wwww. KeyHire.Solutions.
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Until next time, stop grinding and start growing!