Organisational charts and organisational reality

There’s something reassuring about org charts – they can easily disguise what is really going on, making everything feel neat and manageable.

It’s interesting how often the title of these charts is the name of the company, as if the piece of paper actually is the company itself.

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2 Responses to “Organisational charts and organisational reality”
  1. So true… I wonder what purpose they really serve.

  2. I think that they are a hangover from the rigidly hierarchical organisations of the 50’s and 60’s.

    More realistic, but harder to do, would be a network diagram.

    Nick

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