How to Create Your Organizational Chart?
As you grow your business, you begin to envision what the future looks like. If you’re currently a solopreneur, you may start to think about your ideal workday. How long are you working? What products are you offering? Who is supporting your business?
If you want to grow, you need to think about the supporting roles you need in your business to make your goals a reality.
But, where do you start if you’ve never created an organizational chart before? In a corporate work environment, you may have seen an organizational chart based on hierarchy in various departments. Most likely your chart isn’t going to look like this.
In the online space, an organizational chart is going to most likely be based on the modular structure. Modular structures will consist of both in-house (employees) and independent contractors. For example, you may have a full-time Executive Assistant and independent contractors for sales, marketing, and social media. As you grow, this dynamic can change and develop over time.
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Here are 5 steps to create your organizational chart.
1. Understand The Current Roles In Your Organization.
Identify who is currently on your team and the tasks that they do. This is important because you don’t want responsibilities to overlap as it will cause confusion. If you’re currently a solopreneur, list all the tasks you currently do. This will help you identify who you need to hire to take tasks off your plate.
2. Break Down Your Vision And Goals
Your vision identifies where you want your business to go in the next 5 or 10 years. Think about the goals you want to accomplish in that time frame. It could be a course? It could be a new product? Make a list of what you want to accomplish.
3. Identify Who You Need To Hire
Think about the goals you want to accomplish and the roles needed to make things happen. Break down your vision into actionable steps based on your goals and start from there. You don’t need to hire everyone at once! Right now focus on the roles and the functions needed for your next goal.
4. Look Between The Lines
Right now, you may need to hire one role but that may change in the next 3, 5, or 10 years. For example, you may need to hire one team member right now but by year 2, you may have a team of 4 or 5. At this point, you may need to hire a Manager or Director to oversee those team members.
5. Create Your Dream Team
Think about your ideal workday and workflow. Who is on your team to help you achieve that? Now, take the time to craft your organizational chart. At this point, you know what roles are needed to help you carry out your vision.