Cross-Functional Flowchart Example: Hosiptal Cross Functional Flowchart

The best way to understand Cross-Functional Flowchart is to look at some examples of Cross-Functional Flowchart and start drawing your own. You can now modify the Cross-Functional Flowchart example below using Visual Paradigm's online Cross-Functional Flowchart tool.

Understanding Cross Functional Flowcharts

Cross functional flowcharts enable you to illustrate how a process flows between departments within an organization. For example, you can depict how a new product is developed within the company, and how the different departments are involved in this process. The fact that you have two dimensions to a cross functional flowchart differentiates it from other flowcharts. Here is the steps listed below for creating a swimlane flowchart:

  1. Identify the different people or job functions involved in the process and list them on the left or above the poster or whiteboard;
  2. List the steps in the process through brainstorming and write them on the post paper;
  3. Discuss these steps one by one, and stick stickers on the appropriate swimming lanes;
  4. Use this result to stimulate discussions on how to improve your workflow.

How to create a Cross-Functional Flowchart?

Have you ever wondered how to draw Cross-Functional Flowchart with a diagram tool like Visio but with more great diagramming features? VP Online Diagrams is the answer.

  1. Create a blank Cross-Functional Flowchart.
  2. From the diagram palette, select the shapes you need and drop them onto the diagram. Arrange and connect shapes with connector lines.
  3. When you are done, save it (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your diagram into an image (PNG, SVG, JPG, PDF and more) and share it with your co-workers.

Powerful Online Swimlane Software

VP Online's powerful flowchart tool supports numerous flowchart diagrams. You can use cross-functional flowchart to show the relationship between a business process and the functional units responsible for that process. The cross functional flowchart tool comes with a rich set of cross functional flowchart symbols and features, which helps you create professional flowcharts in a snap. Plus, you can access your flowcharts anywhere because VP Online is entirely cloud based.

VP Online offers a rich set of ready-made cross-functional flowchart templates that make you start quickly. Following are few of them. Click on a template to view it, or click Edit to start editing - no prior registration required! More templates are available in the cross functional flowchart maker.

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