A landscape company org chart helps assign responsibility and accountability to your employees. It establishes a personnel framework with levels of oversight. You should write a job description for every position on the organizational chart. As we addressed in Aligning Your Organization, create a future organizational chart that includes positions you’ll need as you grow. This way, you can show your people how they can develop a career and move up as your organization matures.
Your organizational chart should satisfy these four objectives:
Landscape Company Org Chart: Define Job Responsibilities
The chart should clearly name the job responsibilities in your company so you can make decisions at (or close to) the point at which issues originate. Using the chart (right) as an example, the crew leader addresses a situation in the field. And if the concern must be raised to a higher level, the crew leader will alert the account manager. Or, if the salesperson needs to discuss a strategy or work out an issue, he or she would approach the president of the company.
Landscape Company Org Chart: Encourage Freedom
When team members understand their roles and how they fit into your company’s structure, this gives them a sense of freedom. Beyond managing job duties, they gain the freedom to share ideas and practice leadership within their roles.
Landscape Company Org Chart: Create Central Control
An organizational chart establishes central policy control from the president’s office. This way, every unit of the organization works in sync. Everyone also understands how they play a role in achieving the company’s goals and its overall success.
Landscape Company Org Chart: Maintain Flexibility
Your organizational chart can expand as your company has the need for additional talent. You are not “boxed in” to a structure. On paper, the org chart is indeed a boxed-in tool. The reality is that the chart is completely fluid and can “move” as your company changes.
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