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department

a grouping of similar or closely related JOB roles into a discrete section within an ORGANIZATION, for example, the finance department. Departments may be confined to one level of the HIERARCHY or, as in FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURED organizations, extend over several levels and contain their own hierarchy. Grouping of tasks in this way is generally necessary to facilitate the integration and COORDINATION of activities, but there is the danger that departments will prioritize internal objectives over those of the organization as a whole. See BUREAUCRACY.
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