Introduction to Responsibility Charting
As organizations become more complex and fluid, traditional organization charts are often unable to describe how people actually need to work together — they do not capture the nuances and particularities that accompany specific issues. Responsibility Charting addresses the question of who needs to be involved – and at what level – for specific decisions or projects.
Responsibility Charting is a tool for improving decision-making and also:
- Improves accountability and sharpens patterns of delegation;
- Provides a shared, effective language about authority and responsibility, and;
- Clarifies roles amongst individuals, units, departments, or divisions.