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coordination

the process of combining together the work of ORGANIZATION members and departments to achieve the desired end-product or goals of the organization. Coordination is necessary at two levels:
  1. the bringing together of production tasks to achieve production goals with the minimum of waste, buffer stocks, etc.;
  2. the coordination of all organizational functions to achieve effective and efficient operations and the maintenance of the organization as a viable entity.

Coordination of a complex range of activities is fraught with problems, and it is a central issue in the design and running of organizations. Some organizations seek to achieve coordination by formulating a range of rules and procedures to guide and govern the work of employees and departments. Others prefer to rely on the skills, knowledge and commitment of their employees to interpret what forms of coordination are necessary (see MECHANISTIC AND ORGANISMIC, CULTURE). Most organizations adopt a combination of the two. In all organizations, however, the need for coordination is embodied in the formal structure. Some adopt a FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE, some a PRODUCT-BASED STRUCTURE, whilst others adopt a MATRIX STRUCTURE explicitly to tackle problems of coordination.

coordination

the process whereby the specialized (see SPECIALIZATION) activities of different participants in an economy are synchronized. Coordination of TRANSACTIONS may take place through MARKETS or within ORGANIZATIONS. Within organizations, coordination is necessary to try to ensure that decisions within subunits of the organization are consistent with each other and with the objectives of the organization as a whole. See INTERNAL MARKETS.
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Ahmed Abdullah Nasser, the Assistant Secretary General for Human Resources, Finance and Information, which included administrative obstacles to coordination and follow-up, communication and communication techniques, as well as creativity in achieving coordination and follow-up mechanisms.
Head of Coordination Commission of the European Olympic Committee (EOC), Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Serbia Djordje Visacki who is on a visit to Baku to review the preparation process and members of the Coordination Commission also participated in the meeting.
The endorsement of the decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) in its February 26 meeting, posting of the POFB member production coordination, posting of MPC in heavy industries Taxila Board and posting of member ministerial coordination in POF board are also part of the agenda.

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