Full Workforce Visualization through Org Chart Software
Workforce visualization, not necessarily a term with which many people are familiar, even those who need to know what it means. Being able to visualize and manage workforce challenges are among the most complicated tasks facing companies in today's global economy because of large workforces, increased demands for (and on) document management systems, constant organizational changes and complex and often convoluted reporting relationships.
An enterprise needs the ability to accurately model future organizational changes while integrating information from multiple data silos, highly distributed workforces, ad-hoc organizational reporting processes, not to mention reporting that is simply inaccurate. In short, what is required is the ability to comprehensively manage the structure and composition of the workforce and gain access, visibility and control of critical workforce information. Put another way, a large enterprise would benefit from org chart software that is fast, responsive, and flexible, designed to help it manage multiple hierarchies, create and maintain workforce structure, model major structural modifications and manage the changes it faces on a daily basis.
What workforce management challenges does an enterprise face? How does visual organizational management meet them? We'll look at the most frequent challenges and then describe how org chart software that offers a visual organizational management solution addresses them.
One major challenge to workforce management arises from undefined or inaccurate employee reporting relationships, often coupled with cumbersome tools to maintain those relationships. The sheer volume of employees in large companies renders it almost impossible to be able to accurately identify every individual who has or should have some reporting responsibility. The lack of uniformity across platforms and systems makes such reporting even more difficult.
Although most large organizations use some type of HRIS, there are costs associated with the training needed to use such a system. Even after such training, errors are still made at unacceptable rates, due in part to the presence of multiple and disparate HR and ERP solutions.
Even when those multiple solutions are somehow (or, perhaps more accurately, somewhat) coordinated, they usually generate only ad-hoc manual reports which are time-consuming to produce. These reports also tend to be incomplete given the limited integration of critical HR and financial data, much of which is widely dispersed and to which access is often restricted. Such a document management system does not, in fact, manage documents; it merely stores them and further generates a backlog of HR data change requests.
These factors all contribute to disjointed, dated and effectively rudderless organizational charts which, while not necessarily rendering them useless, certainly results in their being of limited utility when it comes to allowing individuals to visualize, analyze, model and optimize workforce structures and organizational changes.
Org chart software that provides visual organizational management solutions addresses these issues by providing user-friendly tools that create, model and maintain workforce structures and seamlessly integrate all pertinent HR and financial data. Org chart software also provides accurate and uniform workforce information, full management of hierarchy across all systems and platforms, extensive enterprise workforce reporting, comprehensive organizational charts, automated workflow processes, a mechanism by which to test "What if" scenarios as well as both management and web-service capabilities to distribute complete and accurate workforce information.
We believe there is inherent wisdom within your organization's hierarchy. Our org chart software will not only bring it to light but maximize it as well. Visual organizational management solutions offer you the capacity for sourcing, organizing and presenting workplace intelligence with the reporting necessary to address your most important workforce challenges, thereby freeing your enterprise to attend to mission-critical tasks in an effective, efficient and ultimately profitable manner.