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is core to organizational coordination, and
coordination is an inherently communicative process that is fundamental
organizational functioning. Although conceptions vary widely, it is
that organizational coordination consists of coordinating as
overarching process, coordinating mechanisms as the structures
brought to bear, and coordination as the in situ
interaction. A structurational model of coordination includes
(mechanisms) that affect practices (coordination) that in turn affect
outcomes—all within organizational members’ ongoing streams of activity.
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