January 8, 2020
By OrgChart Team
With the rise of the mobile workforce and distributed employees spread across offices and time zones, it is more difficult than ever for people to connect at work. The days of tapping someone on the shoulder for an answer, or booking an impromptu in-person meeting, are fading away.
Instead, today’s knowledge workers are becoming conditioned to use their enterprise collaboration tool, or tools, to find information. When it comes to something as fundamental as the structure of the business, they don’t want to bounce around apps or juggle logins.
In this article, we’ll explore key reasons to integrate your org chart application into your intranet, or digital workplace solution, to provide clarity for employees and create efficiencies for the business.
In today’s digital workplace, information flows in all different directions, at all times. It is important to have a solution that not only gives people easy access to the information they need but to the people who have it.
Companies run the risk of decreased productivity and engagement when employees don’t know how to navigate internal knowledge flows. Instant access to an organizational visual and comprehensive employee profiles allows employees to focus on their work, instead of digging for visibility and insights.
HR managers spend a lot of time inside their HRIS – be it Workday, Bamboo, or others. But some of the information they manage needs to make its way to the employee base – like HR policies, announcements, and employee profile information (i.e. role, location, skills).
With the evolving role of HR in today’s modern, high-performing organizations, companies are turning to their collaboration portals to offer self-serve access to this kind of information. It’s really become a win-win situation. Employees have access to the information they need, and HR can manage it all in one place.
In their first few days, employees spend most of their time in the company’s onboarding center, which is often hosted on the company intranet. These are formative days when they’re getting familiar with company processes, culture, language, and ideally, people.
Feeding a dynamic org chart into this area allows new employees to visualize their position within the org structure, existing reporting relationships, and how all the business units fit together – very early in the process.
Changes that occur when companies collide can take a toll on employees. This can cause confusion, unrest, and instability. During these times, constant communication is key – especially when it comes to organizational structure and information.
Whatever the situation, changes can occur rapidly. People updates can be made in each entity’s HRIS and be automatically reflected via the org chart as a reliable single source of truth in relative real-time.
Technology offers companies more flexibility in their organizational structure. As we shift toward a gig economy, companies are outsourcing more than ever. A poll by Gallup in 2018 revealed that 36 percent of American workers have some sort of gig arrangement employment with other global economies following the trend away from full-time employment.
With a rotating roster of contingent workers, painting an accurate picture of people and relationships can be difficult.
While an intranet primarily displays a view of people that sit within company walls, integrating an org chart app enhances its value by presenting a comprehensive summary of everyone working for and with the company. Every company has one thing in common, its people, so it makes sense to have a tool that not only makes it easy to find people but to see how and where they fit.
Utilizing a tool that visualizes a company’s people structure can enable better communication and faster decision-making. By embedding an org chart tool into your digital workplace solution, you can accelerate people’s connections for a more efficient exchange of knowledge and expertise.
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You’ve seen how integrating an org chart into your intranet not only promotes internal knowledge flows but also empowers your team to function more effectively and efficiently. People are the heart of any organization, and OrgChart helps ensure that the heart beats strong.
OrgChart’s intuitive, purpose-built platform provides the visual insights you need to make informed, strategic decisions about your company’s future. Whether you’re tracking key metrics, planning for significant organizational changes, or trying to visualize your team’s current state, OrgChart has the tools you need.
But don’t just take our word for it. Request a quote today and experience firsthand how OrgChart can unlock the potential of your organizational chart, offering unparalleled visibility, insight, and vision for your company. Join the ranks of high-performing organizations that are already benefiting from OrgChart’s powerful platform. Remember, your org chart should work as hard as you do. With OrgChart, it will.
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