A number of authors have defined co-ordination differently. The views of some of them are given here in order to know its exact nature.



HENRY FAYOL: “To co-ordinate is to harmonize all the activities of a person in order to facilitate its working and its success.” Co-ordination is necessary to enable a person to improve his functioning. Without co-ordination, working cannot be harmonized.


ORDWAY TEAD: “Co-ordination is the effort to assure a smooth interplay of the functions and forces of all the different component parts of an organization to the end that its purpose win be realize with minimum of friction and maximum of collaboration effectiveness.” The purpose of the co-ordination is to synchronize the functions of various departments for achieving organizational goals with minimum efforts.

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