Roundtable 2023

Welcoming You

At a time when positive change is urgently needed around the world, we welcome you to join the RCC. We are an open inclusive global community of researchers and change leaders working across multiple sectors to build relationships of shared goals, shared knowledge and mutual respect for high performance and positive change, based at The Heller School at Brandeis University.

RCC Updates

The capacity to work with relational coordination has grown in many sectors around the world since our founding 12 years ago.  A systematic review by Bolton, Logan and Gittell (2021) discovered that RC has been tested in 73 industry sectors and in 36 countries.  Given this spread, the RCC Board has realized that no one organization needs to offer everything.  The RCC has therefore become the hub of a distributed network that provides training, courses, seminars, teaching materials, consulting, coaching, certification, measurement tools, analytic support, interventions and more.  

What the RCC Does

  • Connects members with each other through our website, social media, newsletters, and Cafes
  • Hosts Innovation Labs, offering space on our website for members to organize and develop new ideas together
  • Hosts the Annual Roundtable for members to share their work, renew existing relationships and build new ones
  • Provides Resources including measurement, training, consulting, analytic and teaching tools that are available from our members
  • Invites you to Become a Member for $100 per year - and $50 per year for full-time students and colleagues with significant financial constraints

Community Resources


October 26-28 in Baltimore and D.C.

Because nothing exists in isolation, the challenges we face today cannot be fully addressed by any one actor, no matter how powerful.  It takes coordinated collective action among diverse actors to bring about the real changes we want to see. Relational coordination is a way of coming together to see the whole and recognize our interdependence then build the shared goals, shared knowledge and mutual respect that are needed to move knowledge into action.  Join us for the 2023 Roundtable hosted by Johns Hopkins University. Abstracts due June 30!



August 4-8 in Boston

At this year's Academy of Management Meetings, RCC members will present their work in sessions sponsored by Organizational Development and Change; Health Care Management; Organization and Management Theory; Communication, Digital Technology and Organizations; Social Issues Management; and Human Resource Management.  Two of our sessions have been designated as SHOWCASE SYMPOSIA.

Please join us Sunday for a reception co-hosted by the RCC and the Positive Relationships at Work Microcommunity, with time and location to be announced in June.



The RC Survey is a validated tool that enables leaders, change agents and researchers to understand where relational coordination is strongest and weakest within and between the groups and organizations that need to work together. The RC Survey can help you diagnose the current state in order to design interventions to improve your performance.  Relational Coordination Analytics has built a user-friendly platform to assess RC with data visualizations, cross-site benchmarking, trends over time, and more.


How RC Transforms Organizations

In Healthcare

"The nurses and therapists started to ask each other, 'What is timely communication for you?' and soon realized that, if the therapists would visit the ICU in the mornings they could better address patient needs and reduce discharge delays. Just one example, and it was not a top-down solution."

- ICU Clinical Coordinator, Billings Clinic

In Education

"Before it was very much about your measures and your data, and no one able to see them but the individual teacher.  Now it's - we're all responsible for all these students and we all own the data.  It's not about pitting people against each other."

- Assistant Superintendent, North Reading School District

In Communities

"We haven't had a tool before for measuring this. One thing is talking about networks; now we can see it."

- Director of Social Health and Employment, Varde Municipality, Denmark