Maptio explained in six screenshots

Tom Nixon
Tom Nixon
Oct 24, 2017 · 3 min read

Updated for our new release in March 2019.

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What is Maptio?

Maptio is a simple online tool for organisations that are fast-changing, with lots going on, and lean towards self-management over traditional management hierarchies.

Maptio helps you:

  • communicate your organisation structure simply and visually;
  • onboard new people to your organisation quickly;
  • and build greater transparency and accountability over everyone’s roles.

How it works

1. Map your organisation

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  • Quickly visualise your organisation in a pattern of nested circles.
  • Just enter the data and the map is automatically generated.
  • Photos show who’s responsible for what at a glance.

2. Keep track of who’s helping and where your other systems live

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  • Easily link to other tools, systems and documents you might use for each circle. We have integrations with Slack and other tools planned too.
  • Keep track of which team members are helping in each circle.
  • Optionally specify each team member’s roles or accountabilities.

3. Use tags to set the status of circles or map themes across the org

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  • Customise your own tags and colour scheme.
  • Added tags to circles on the map.
  • Filter the map to highlight circles with particular tags.

4. See what individual team members are working on

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  • List circles an individual is overall responsible for;
  • and where they’re not responsible but have other roles.
  • Show which other team members are involved in those things.

5. Tree view shows how initiatives flow into each other

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  • Horizonal rather than vertical layout hints that it’s different to a management hierarchy.

6. Network view shows how individuals are connected

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  • Visualise who is helping who.
  • See who’s at the centre of things and who’s on the edge.
  • Arrows and line weights show direction and depth of connections.

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Tom Nixon

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Self-management done right. The blog of Maptio - the tool for visualising self-managing organisations.

Tom Nixon

Written by

Tom Nixon

Researching and working with founders to realise big ideas and keep the startup passion forever.

Maptio

Maptio

Self-management done right. The blog of Maptio - the tool for visualising self-managing organisations.

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