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1. Coordination is ....

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. Way in which different organisations (public or private) work or act together in order to achieve a common objective.

Notes (1) : Coordination integrates the individual response activities of involved parties (including e.g. public or private organizations and government) to achieve synergy to the extent that the incident response has a unified objective and coordinate activities through transparent information sharing regarding their respective incident response activities.

Notes (2) : All organizations are involved in the process to agree on a common incident response objective and accept to implement the strategies by this consensus decision-making process.

(Source: ISO 22320:2010 - Societal Security - Emergency Management - Requirements for Command and Control) - clause 3.4