How to Create an Organizational Chart in Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 3, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an organizational chart in Google Sheets.

The reporting relationships in a business or other entity are depicted visually in an organizational chart. It is often used to visualize the reporting line among colleagues and also a company’s related or sister companies.

Once you are ready, we can get started by using real-life scenarios to help you understand how to create an organization chart in Google Sheets.

Creating an Organizational Chart

Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to create the organizational chart.

Step 1

Make sure your group of data is displayed in a clean and tidy manner. This will help us to create the organizational chart easily. In this example, we will use positions instead of individual names.


Step 2

Select the entire data cell, choose Insert, and select Chart.


Step 3

By default, Google Sheet will not be able to generate a chart using the selected data group. You can easily change it to an Organizational chart by choosing it at the Chart type under the Chart Editor.


Step 4

Now, you can customize the organizational chart to your preference. The only customizations we have is to change the size of the chart and the color of the boxes. In this example, we will change the size of the chart to large and remain the original colors.


Step 5

Once you are done editing and customizing the organizational chart, it will look like this.



That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to create an organizational chart in google sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.