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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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One of Viet's most interesting contributions is his distillation of a sense of corporate identity and psychology from divisional inspectors' annual reports, which synthesized and quoted liberally from the submissions of departmental foot soldiers.
It is important for the analyst to respect the supervisor's proficiency in the direction of the workforce, departmental operations and technical matters.
The process includes departmental examination of existing staff instead of promoting them on a seniority basis.
Recommendations of departmental promotion committee will be submitted to respective appointing authority for final approval.
The council also proposed to grant departmental council status of departmental board of studies besides setting up an adhoc-based departmental council for tourism and GB Studies until induction of its regular faculty.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has initiated departmental action against Pakistanis holding non transferable properties in UK.
MULTAN:The fire which erupted in a departmental store situated in Cantt area early morning on Friday could not be controlled after passing about ten hours while Rescue 1122 fire fighters were busy to control the fire.
SHIKARPUR -- 15 candidates for the post of Accountant and 24 candidates for the post of Sub-Accountant were declared successful by the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) in the departmental examinations.
Dallas, TX, February 09, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The global Departmental PACS market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% from 2014 to 2019; NorthAmerica contributes to be the largest market in Global Departmental PACS.
PESHAWAR -- The IGP KP Nasir Khan Durrani has suspended SDPO Srai Naurang, closed him to Central Police Office Peshawar and ordered departmental inquiry against him with immediate effect.
* Departmental sites for collaboration and document sharing.
The lack of participation in and understanding of departmental and university affairs may translate into a "loss of credibility with frustrated students" (Edmondson & Fisher, 2003, p 11).

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