How to Create a Professional Hierarchy Chart in PowerPoint

How to Create a Professional Hierarchy Chart in PowerPoint

November 25, 2016
Blog Category: PowerPoint Tutorials

Visualize your colleagues like never before. Create a Hierarchy Chart which helps employees to find a right person to talk to. It simplifies the structure of the company and it also increases the visibility and transparency of the company. Hierarchy Chart clearly enables to give a clear view on the roles and responsibilities of the employees. Hierarchy Chart diagram outlines the job roles of the team members. It also encourages you to think ahead of what specific positions you will eventually need in the near future.

We have given you the reasons why having a Hierarchy Chart is important for any organization. Now let us help you create an innovative one.

Hierarchy Chart is available in PowerPoint Presentation by default. You can any day put to use those diagrams in your presentation. However, if you are looking to create something creative and appealing to eyes, we will help you create an amazing Hierarchy Chart for you.


Hierarchy Chart





Steps to Create Hierarchy Chart:

1) Insert a Rectangle from the Shapes Menu. Go to INSERT> SHAPES> RECTANGLES> RECTANGLE

Insert a Rectangle



2) Change the Outline Color of the Rectangle to White. Right Click the shape, select OUTLINE> WHITE COLOR

Change the outline color of the Rectangle






Give shadow to the Rectangle






4) Reduce the size of the Rectangle. (See the below image)

Reduce the size of the Rectangle



5) Copy the original Rectangle and get as many Rectangles you want to get the Hierarchy Structure. Arrange them properly. (See the below image)

Copy paste the original rectangle and create a hierarchy structure




6) Next step is to insert a Line. Go to SHAPES> LINES> LINE

Insert a line. Place it under the rectangle



7) Get an image like this

Align each Rectangle and Line





8) Align the Rectangle and Line in Center. Select the Rectangle and Line, Go to ARRANGE> ALIGN> ALIGN CENTER

Align the line and Rectangle in center



9) Repeat the process with each Rectangle and Line. Take a look at the below image

Place the lines under the rectangles




10) Change the shape of the below Rectangles to make it look creative. Select the Rectangles together and change the shape by holding the middle arrow

Change the shape of the below rectangles





11) Now let’s place one more line to get the Complete Hierarchy Chart. Place the Line Horizontally above the second row of the Rectangles. Join the Line and the Rectangles by inserting three small lines. To insert a Line, go to SHAPES> LINES> LINE

Place one line under the First Rectangle





12) Let’s change the color of the Lines first. Right Click the Line, go to FORMAT SHAPE> SOLID LINE> GREY COLOR> WIDTH 3 POINTS. Repeat the process with each Line

Change the color and width of the line





13) Change the color of the Rectangle. Right Click the shape, Go to FORMAT SHAPE> GRADIENT FILL> REMOVE THE 2ND, 3RD, 4TH Gradient Stops

Remove the Gradient Stops






14) Change the color of the Rectangle by clicking the First and the Last Gradient Spot. Take a look at the below image

Change the color as per your choice






Now you know how to change the color of the Rectangles by using Gradient Fill. You can choose the color as per your wish.

Change the colors by using Gradient Fill





Fill in the important Names and Designations and the Hierarchy Chart is ready.

Hierarchy Chart





Hierarchy Charts can also be incorporated in the Presentation to explain Strategies, Planning, Divisional Structure and much more.

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