Effective coordination between the various departments is one of the key factors contributing in the growth of a successful organisation. Without coordination, the various departments may never achieve its goal even when each departments works hard
To coordinate the activities of various departments to achieve organisational goals is not an easy job. Top managers communicate organisational goals to departmental managers and help them carry out the functions of planning, organising, staffing, directing and controlling for their respective departments to achieve the targeted objective collectively.
To coordinate the activities of various departments to achieve organisational goals is not an easy job. Top managers communicate organisational goals to departmental managers and help them carry out the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling for their respective departments to achieve the targeted objective collectively.
Sometimes, coordinated efforts have to focus more on planning while at other times; focus has to be more on controlling and implementing. Above all, the essence of coordination highlights its need for close monitoring in all departments, at all levels, at all points of time and execution.
A strong system of coordination in the organisation is the strength of organisational success. Therefore, it is rightly called the essence of management. It helps each managerial function and each departmental activity to achieve the targeted goal of the organisation. In other words, coordination is an orderly arrangement of group efforts to maintain harmony among individual’s efforts towards the accomplishment of common goals of an organisation.
It is the force that integrates all functions of the management. Managers at each level are required to perform this function for smooth operations in the organisation. Thus, coordination synchronizes the efforts of different groups of persons from various units in an organisation. Coordination is not really a separate function of management but in fact it is the essence of management. It should be performed right from the planning stage to the controlling stage to the finishing.
Staff coordination is also important to achieve the long term goal of the organisation
Absence of coordination weakens the effect of authority-responsibility relationships in the organisation. In any organisation, each employee has his own values and aspirations. Management tries to maintain a good bond between organisational and individual objectives. It utilities their knowledge and experience of individuals for the achievement of organisational objectives. At the same time, it also tries to do justice to employees’ objectives.
Coordination activates each function of management and makes them effective and purposeful. It helps in achieving harmony among individual efforts for attaining organisational goals. It is present in all the activities of an organisation such as production, sales, finance etc.’