Ever need to find out the organizational structure, including specific individuals, for a company? A free online tool that may help is Cogmap. Cogmap is a wiki that houses organizational charts for thousands of companies. Like other wiki’s this tool is a collaborative effort where individuals can add information. It is a fairly new website so the amount of information is a bit limited.
To search the charts, the researcher can put a name or company into the general search box or browse by state, country, industry or alphabetically. For example, I located organizational charts for Journal Communications (dated 2008) and Starbucks (dated 2010). Researchers need to pay attention to the date. The “chart” view seems lacks titles. The “outline” view, more often than not however, does contain titles. A really cool feature is the “directory” view includes phone numbers.
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