The diagrammatical representation of work procedure, routines and processes is called a flow chart. It serves as a visual aid to a work process and its flow. A flow chart shows various steps in the routine, sequence of activities, movement of work, distance travelled and time taken for each step. There are various types of flow charts like flow process chart, procedural flow chart, production study chart, and the left & right hand chart and movement diagrams.
The advantages of a flow chart are:
- It makes an improvement over the office routines.
- It makes an improvement over the method.