How do I create a parent department for an existing department?

Category: General provides an option to set up a Parent department for an existing department.

Why this feature?

  • Organizational hierarchies typically have several levels and members with higher levels of authority. Establishing a departmental hierarchy will make it clear where authority and leadership are needed. 
  • It also ensures that everyone in a hierarchy will work to meet the organization's goals.

Step 1

Navigate to Settings→ User Management from the left navigation panel and switch to the Departments tab.

Click on the Edit option for the department. 

Select the Parent Department attribute, choose the department you want to make a parent department, and click Update.

The edited department will come under the parent department as a sub-department as shown in the below image.

How to create a new sub-department?

We can also create a new sub-department inside the Parent Department. Hover the cursor over the Parent Department and click on the + icon.

Create the new sub-department and click Create.

The newly created sub-department will appear below the Parent Department as shown in the below image.

Note: The head of the parent department will also be able to view and modify the OKRs in the sub-department. 

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