🧠 Mapped by Meister: Hiring Org Chart (HR)
So far, we've looked at knowledge-sharing, event-planning and product-distributing mind map templates. Today, we're going to dive into Human Resources - a department thus far untouched. Read on to learn about how MindMeister can be used to create comprehensive hiring org charts.
Our very own organizational guru @Anna Ksiezarczyk made this template as part of the Hiring Process Workflow (the rest of which I'll share with you in the coming weeks 👀). The org chart showcases how HR departments across a variety of industries could use MindMeister to establish and enforce their company structure 📈.
With its visual representation of roles, responsibilities and relationships, this org chart can be used to improve team performance, as a personnel directory and for better planning processes.
Mind Map Highlights
Pyramid Structure Showing Both Hierarchical and Departmental Organization
@Anna Ksiezarczyk uses a clever pyramid structure to reflect the structural organization of the company (i.e. the traditional business structure). At the top of the org chart (and company) are the C-level executives. They are followed by the head ofs and team leads. Finally, the lowest and widest base is composed of senior/ intermediate/junior employees. This visual structure makes it easy to understand company hierarchies and chains of command.
Additionally, within this vertical structure, the org chart is split horizontally by department. For an overview of the departments at the company, employees can glance at the floating topic at the top of the mind map. The floating topic clarifies which departments form the company, completing the comprehensive org chart.
Using a Customized Color, Shape and "Show as Boundary" Feature to Highlight Open Positions
Within Customer Success, there is a vacancy for the role of Junior CSM. Anna has indicated this by using a distinct color, shape and boundary for the topic.
As you can see from the small icons on the bottom right, Anna has added comments and notes to this topic with more information on the vacant role and updates on hiring. She has also linked this topic to a task, utilizing the MeisterTask integration. We will look at the integration in more depth next week, so don't forget to check back in!
Using the MeisterTask Integration to Link to Open Positions in a Hiring Board
As discussed above, the org chart shows a vacancy for Junior CSM. This vacancy was created by the CS Low-Touch Lead to inform the People & Culture department about the need for a new employee. Crucially, this org chart topic links to a task in the hiring project board so that it can be used to track the entire hiring process, from the creation of a job ad to a successful hire.
You can explore Anna's mind map here. If you've got questions or feedback, we'd love to hear in the comments below 😊.