RCRC History

The Relational Coordination Research Collaborative (RCRC) was founded in 2011 to help organizations build relational coordination for high performance.

Founded by Professor Jody Hoffer Gittell, the RCRC formation was inspired by colleagues Tony Suchman (McArdle Ramerman Center), Ken Milne and Nancy Whitelaw (Salus Global Corporation), Dale Collins Vidal (Dartmouth-Hitchcock), Margie Godfrey (Dartmouth Institute),  Thomas Huber (Kaiser Permanente), Gene Beyt (Indiana University Health), Kathryn McDonald (Stanford Health Policy), Deborah Ancona (MIT Leadership Center), John Carroll (MIT Lean Advancement Initiative), Edgar Schein (MIT Sloan School of Management) and others who championed the potential for relational coordination to serve the needs of practitioners as well as researchers.

Based at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the RCRC has been supported by highly committed PhD students including Saleema Moore, who pioneered the RC survey support process and Lynn Garvin who led our branding efforts along with support from Heller leaders Stan Wallack and Ron Etlinger.

Today, the RCRC extends across an international community and a variety of industries and sectors, including Airlines, Banking, Manufacturing, Construction, Education, Healthcare and more.  

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Upcoming RCRC Events

RCRC Roundtable10th Annual 2020 RCRC Roundtable
Building a Relational Society
VIRTUAL EVENT | Nov 4-6, 2020