chart. It presents a uniform, eye pleasing appearance with the sizes of
the rectangles proportional to each.
Figure 1-43 shows two ways to present the same information in a balanced,
symmetrical chart. When looking at the unbalanced chart at the lower-
right side of the figure, it gives the appearance that the athletics
division, arts and crafts, and youth activity are set aside by
In reality, they have equal status with the recreation
division under morale, welfare, and recreation.
Balance and symmetry in an organizational chart
Another means of giving the chart symmetry and balance is to stagger the
This not only gives symmetry and balance, it adds
simplicity and saves space (figure 1-44).
(8) Unity. When an organizational chart has unity, it shows how
each component interrelates by connecting lines or through other
No element or branch of the chart exists by
itself. The chart must also clearly show how the elements interact from
their position in the command structure.