After the circle and the arrow, the pyramid is probably the most used shape in HR visuals. We found HR pyramids everywhere. Unfortunately we had to report a lot of pyramid abuse. In many visuals it is not clear why a pyramid is used. A good example of the proper use of a pyramid is Maslows pyramid with the hierarchy of needs. The basic needs at the bottom, more “luxury” needs at the top. The higher in the pyramid, the smaller the size of the people in the group. One big group is missing in Maslow’s pyramid: the group of people whose most basic needs are not met.
Examples of HR pyramids
Building high-performance teams
From Business Strategy to HR Strategy
CPUC Management Pyramid
Four States of Consciousness
Great Mondays’ hierarchy of talent needs
The HR Analytics Value Pyramid (2x)
How to turn a pyramid into a hat.
HR Job Titles Hierarchy
Have a look at our collection of HR Job Titles.
IABC career path
The inverted pyramid
The pyramid of manipulation
Miller’s pyramid of Clinical Competence
Modelo De Beer
Organisation culture triangle
Maybe more a triangle than a pyramid.
The Passion Pyramid
Pyramid of Organisational Excellence for the 21st Century
The Results Pyramid
ROI pyramid of Learning & Performing
Why is traditional HR green? Generally green = good.
The Sustainable Leadership Pyramid
The Talent Transformation Pyramid
This post is a joint production with The Museum of HR