THE RELATIONAL COORDINATION RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE was founded in 2011 to build knowledge, evidence and tools to help organizations transform relationships for high performance. RCRC was founded by Professor Jody Hoffer Gittell and inspired by colleagues like Tony Suchman (McArdle Ramerman Center), Dale Collins Vidal (Dartmouth Hitchcock), Gene Beyt (Indiana University Health), Edgar Schein (MIT Sloan School of Management) and Deborah Ancona (MIT Leadership Center).
Our Founding Partners - Kaiser Permanente, Indiana University Health, The Dartmouth Institute, McArdle Ramerman, Salus Global Consulting, MIT Lean Advancement Initiative, Stanford Health Policy and UT San Antonio Health Science Center - were essential for making RCRC's first year a success.
Based at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management, RCRC was staffed from the beginning by highly committed PhD students like Saleema Moore and Lynn Garvin and program administrator Debbie DeWolfe, then joined more recently by Christopher Wirth and Bill Brandel. Advocacy, advice and resources provided by Heller School colleagues Stan Wallack, Connie Horgan, Ron Etlinger, Carole Carlson and Lisa Lynch - as well as Claudia Jacobs, Jack White and Alex Rubington - have played key roles in RCRC's successful first year.