When done correctly, org charts in PowerPoint are extremely useful for communicating organizational goals and initiatives from top management down through the ranks. Powerpoint's org chart can even be used to create mind maps, which are useful for organizing your thoughts into a central subject and brainstorming new and related ideas that radiate out from the center. Mind maps allow you to communicate your ideas to others visually. Creating an org chart in Microsoft PowerPoint is simple. Using the built-in SmartArt tools, you can add shapes and format other elements in your chart.