Relational Coordination Collaborative

Roundtable 2024

Berkeley California

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When we see the whole together, we can more easily find solutions to complex challenges such as equitable healthcare, community well-being, climate change and world peace.  However this is easier said than done, especially for leaders navigating in systems under stress.  Each stakeholder necessarily sees each situation from their own unique perspective. But through dialogue and deep listening we can understand each other’s perspectives and see the whole together.  Relational theories, methods and practices can be helpful for this purpose. 

At this Roundtable, hosted at UC Berkeley by Professors Amanda Brewster, Hector Rodriguez and Steve Shortell, we will explore how relational coordination and social networks can help stakeholders see the whole together, design solutions for complex challenges, and engage in coordinated collective action for multilevel systems change.

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What is the Roundtable?

The Roundtable is the keystone event of the Relational Coordination Collaborative. It is a highly interactive annual event that brings community members and friends together to share their work and learn from each other, through interactive presentations, keynote speakers, professional development workshops, and informal engagement that help participants develop their knowledge and networks, and move their knowledge into action. The Roundtable is hosted each Fall in different locations for members to submit their work to a peer-reviewed process, then share their work. It is an event to build new relationships and renew existing ones. 

Relational Coordination Is...

Relational coordination is a mutually reinforcing process of communicating and relating for the purpose of task integration.  Relational coordination is shaped by organizational structures and it predicts a wide range of desired performance outcomes.  Relational coordination is measured as a network of ties across roles in any work process that requires coordination - and it is particularly important for achieving performance outcomes when work is highly interdependent, uncertain and time constrained.  Relational coordination has been tested in over 73 industry sectors and 36 countries according to a systematic review published by Bolton, Logan and Gittell (2021) in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, called Revisiting Relational Coordination: A Systematic Review.

What is the RCC?

The Relational Coordination Collaborative is an open, inclusive community of researchers and practitioners working across boundaries to develop, test, and implement relational theories of coordination, leadership and change.  We were founded at Brandeis University in 2011 by Professor Jody Hoffer Gittell to bring research and practice together, in partnership with colleagues at Brandeis and around the world. Become a member to learn more how to incorporate relational coordination theory and methods into your research and practice.

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