How do you show team structure?
- To show a team structure on a single document, you need to use a combination of horizontal arrangement boxes and vertical arrangement of boxes.
- Make sure to group people belonging to the same title in one single box. It saves space and makes the chart look neat.
- All the boxes should be of the same dimensions, and the spaces between these boxes also need to be of standard measurement.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Operational teams: Operational teams support other types of teams. They make sure that all back-office operations run smoothly.