Executive department within organization chart

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I am wondering if it is possible to create what we call a Stabsstelle in German (Engl. "executive department" ) in an organization chart.

These are the departments, that are shown between the connection from first to the second level -  department or person. They are often used for assistance to the CEO for example.

Hope my explanation is clear. :-)

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Stefan
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Posted 8 months ago

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Well...You can do it by creating a floating topic with the name of your Stabsstelle and place it close to where you want it. You could create a relationship line to the department where it is a Stab for.

However this has no relation to the mapping structure. So it works fine just for views and presentation purposes.

Bear in mind that you may need to reposition it when you add or delete subtopics in your diagram.
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Thanks for your reply. I'm really wondering, that MM is not offering this function within the chart. It's so basic.
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It is not so basic since a map is based on the mindmap structure. _ it's is a tree structure.
The org chart is just a view that clarifies things for some users and in some situations.
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From my point of view, MM has its roots in mind mapping but goes far beyond that field today. And therefore the developers should try to do things better not only good. Adding such a function is no rocket science. They claim to be the market leader, don't they?
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Glad to be of help ;-)
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You could also try using call outs and formatting them to look like standard topics in the chart. they can however be tricky to position, especially in an org-chart.
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Thanks, Alex. Seems to be the only way.