Organizational Chart and Hierarchy: Definition & Examples


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A/An _____ is an organizational structure that utilizes various levels of authority and a chain of command between superior and subordinate levels of the organization.

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1. Which of the following organizations would benefit from the use of a hierarchy?

2. In the following organizational chart, who does employee Kathy Rome ultimately report up to in the sales division?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz focuses on the structure of a business. You'll have to know how hierarchies and organizational charts work in business in order to do well on this quiz.

Goals of This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Best explanation of a hierarchy
  • Definition of an organizational chart
  • Shape representing a hierarchical structure
  • Purpose for lines in an organizational chart
  • How information flows in a hierarchy

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how information flows in a hierarchy and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the purpose for lines in an organizational chart
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as hierarchy and organizational chart

Additional Learning

The lesson called Organizational Chart and Hierarchy: Definition & Examples will provide more information and help you learn about:

  • The relationship between upper and lower levels of hierarchies
  • How one can visualize a hierarchical business
  • Who makes the primary decisions in a hierarchy
  • Function of the organizational chart in this type of business