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Introducing the Relational Model of Organizational Change

AT RCRC WE ADDRESS THE QUESTION – “how do we get from here to there?” In other words, how can we deliberately intervene to change both organizational structures and relational dynamics in order to produce sustainable, cost-effective, high quality outcomes? To address these questions, Professor Jody Hoffer Gittell has worked with Professors Edgar Schein and Amy Edmondson, influenced by colleagues in a variety of fields, to develop the Relational Model of Organizational Change.

Relational Model of Organizational Change

This model has the following components:

  1. Relational Interventions to build new relational dynamics based on shared goals, shared knowledge and mutual respect
  2. Work Process Interventions to connect the new relational dynamics to improvements in the work itself
  3. Structural Interventions to support the changes with cross-cutting organizational structures

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