Team Structure Templates

Team structures are flowcharts that help to showcase the roles and responsibilities of every member of the team. The project team structures help to know the team members or individuals involved in the project, their departments, expertise, skills, knowledge, etc. Team structure templates are used by team leaders, project managers, HR managers, and senior executives to display the organization’s hierarchical structure, the role of individuals working on any project, who will report to whom, etc. Managers can use the team structure slide template to introduce the team members they will work together with and help present each team member’s multiple tasks.
You can also use our roles and responsibilities templates to elaborate on your team member’s roles in a particular project.

How do you show team structure?

  1. To show a team structure on a single document, you need to use a combination of horizontal arrangement boxes and vertical arrangement of boxes.
  2. Make sure to group people belonging to the same title in one single box. It saves space and makes the chart look neat.
  3. All the boxes should be of the same dimensions, and the spaces between these boxes also need to be of standard measurement.
  4. Assistants should be shown with a box below the box of the manager. Show it on the line that connects the manager to his or her subordinates.
  5. Always remember to put the title on the top and then the individual's name, never vice versa.
To create a team structure in PowerPoint, you can go through our 5 min tutorial on how to make a team structure in PowerPoint.

What are the different types of team structures?

Teams are divided into four types of groups according to their purpose, location, and organizational structure.
  1. Project teams: Project teams are groups of members who work collectively toward achieving shared goals.
    • Functional teams: Here, team members are permanent and always belong to the same department with different responsibilities.
    • Cross-functional teams: Here, team members belong to other departments.
    • Matrix teams: Here, individual team members report to different department managers for various aspects of work.
    • Contract teams: Here, team members are outsourced and included on a contractual basis to complete a part of a project.
  2. Virtual teams: Virtual teams include members from different physical locations connected by various digital tools. You can read a 5 min blog on how to conduct virtual meetings.
  3. Self-Managed Teams: Self-managed teams are members of the same organization who work together with a wide array of objectives, but they aim to reach a common goal.
  4. Operational teams: Operational teams support other types of teams. They make sure that all back-office operations run smoothly.