First, let’s define some key terms:

  • A hat is a particular role or occupation. (Oxford Dictionary)

  • A post is a position of paid employment, a job. (Oxford Dictionary) In MetaPulse it means a specific location on the org chart.

  • An org chart is defined as: A diagram that shows the structure of an organization and the relationships and relative ranks of its parts and roles. (Wikipedia)

A post consists of 3 parts:

  1. A Hat - a description of what the person does—their function, purpose, and result they are meant to achieve.

  2. A Post - the specific location on the org chart.

  3. A Member - the person assigned to the Post who carries out the duties and functions described in the hat.

Keep in mind that a Hat can be used across multiple Posts. For example, a Sales Person Hat might be worn by many people in your organisation, as shown below.

On the Org Chart this appears as follows:

See also:

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