HS 509F — AHRQ Practicum III: Relational Coordination Research and Analysis

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit. Open to PhD students.

Introduces relational coordination research and analytics, presuming that you have already been introduced to relational coordination theory in the doctoral seminar Organizational Theory. Relational coordination is communicating and relating for the purpose of task integration (Gittell, 2002a) within and across organizational boundaries (Gittell and Weiss, 2004). It is a form of social capital that enables task integration across interdependent roles (Adler and Kwon, 2002). According to the theory, relational coordination is shaped by organizational structures for better or worse, and in turn, it shapes performance outcomes for better or worse. Usually offered every second year.
Jody Gittell