How to Create a Matrix Org Chart: A Full Guide for You

How to Create a Matrix Org Chart: A Full Guide for You

Matrix org chart is a type of diagram in which people are divided into levels by administrative power meanwhile workers can also be grouped by projects. Several people get involved in a project, forming the project team. And the whole company may consist of tens of project teams. There is no superiority or coordination between any two project team. Every team project is equal and independent.

The figure below is a good example of matrix org chart. Next, I will show you how to make a matrix org chart with Org Chart Creator, which is professional software for creating org chart just as its name tells.

Matrix Org Chart Example


Alternatively, a hierarchical format org chart would be something like this:


How to Create a Matrix Org Chart

1. Download the professional Org Chart software

org chart software interface

2. Add shapes to your drawing page.

add shapes in org chart

Open Libraries, click Organizational Chart, and select Organizational Chart Shapes and Custom Organizational Chart. You can see many well-designed shapes on the left toolbar.

org chart preset elements

Drag shapes you want and drop them on the canvas. Then you can add text and polish the shapes as you like.

In Home tab, apply style to your shapes of the matrix org chart.

stylize org charts

Add effects to your shapes such as shadow and filling.

set lines in org chart

3. Connect these shapes.

In Home tab, in Basic Tools, select Connector. Use your mouse to link boxes together.

edit texts in org chart

set connectors in org chart

4. Apply theme to your matrix org chart.

Click Page Layout, you will see many themes. Click it one by one to preview effects and choose the best one to apply to your chart.

change org chart themes

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