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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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For the purposes of this article, coordination of services shall be deemed to include all the collaborative efforts made by members of the consumer's treatment team to support the consumer in his/her vocational success.
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Sections focus on the history of advocacy and legislation in migrant education, identification and recruitment, coordination of services, early childhood education, secondary education and credit accrual, parents' influence and participation, technology and distance education, and culturally and linguistically appropriate practices.
Astaris' improvements in capacity utilization, simplified logistics and greater coordination of services will improve our financial performance and competitive position.
This plan provides comprehensive lifespan support to individuals with ASD and their families through access to information and resources, coordination of services and implementation of evidence-based practices.
The brief then identifies the five major barriers to effective coordination and management of supports and provides the following recommendations for addressing these barriers: (1) build partnerships that establish interagency cooperation at state and local levels; (2) develop clear and uniform mechanisms for information sharing, communication, and coordination of services and supports across agencies and audiences; (3) conduct resource mapping and alignment on state and local levels; (4) identify and develop services to address gaps; and (5) build student- and family-professional partnerships using student- and family-centered strategies.
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