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Organizational structure charts made easier

An organization chart is a graphical representation of the organizational structure of a company to illustrate the organizational units, their tasks, and their communication links. In communications, I cannot escape coming up with new organizational structures every now and then especially with the rate at which the organization is growing.

‘Project Create an organizational structure’ have been lying on my desk for the last two days. Oh…how I wish I could delegate some of these things. I was waiting to see if I can create the simplest structure possible until I realized that I could make it easier for myself by giving all I got and come up with something and then I can polish it as I go on.

I am not interested in chaos and so I knew what I had to do. It ended up being very enjoyable and now I LIKE what I have done to the structure. Spoiled for choice I have settled for a hierarchical divisional structure.

If you are using MS Office just go to insert smart art and select organization chart. It has a variety of designs and colors- I prefer the one that gets lighter as you add more levels- ‘the lower the brighter’ concept.
If you select a 3D format, it is even more fun and you can add objects before or after the selected object to create more positions and tasks at the same level. You can also add objects below to add more levels.

I have left the best option for the last.
If the above is too complicated like it sounded before I did it, then just go ahead and swim in total awesomeness by downloading a software that makes this whole exercise a whole lot of fun.
It is the Edraw Orgchart. For all of you who want to make the exercise fun check it out at
http://www.edrawsoft.com and knock yourself out.

Structure creates a filter through which chaos is sifted into order. FRANK HERBERT
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Editing; Why did I think it would be an easy task?

Editing a magazine is much more than just reading the interesting article and the jokes section and trying the crossword puzzles to tease your mind.

It also involves reading the technical and uninteresting articles and making sure that you are the last person to feel so because you have to make them as interesting to the average reader as possible. Wait a minute! Who is the average reader?

Anyway, I have been on it for a while now and I must admit it is not as easy as I thought but I am learning really fast that; the faster I get to it, the faster the magazine can go to the designer.