OUR Projects

Our mission is to advance the knowledge and practice of human relationships in industry, commerce, education, and government. One important way we do that is to support the completion of “prac-ademic” research; that is, applied research. These are a sample of recent projects that IRC4HR has proudly helped to sponsor.

More Organizing for Business Ecosystem Leadership: Insights from Expert Conversations and a Global Survey

Organizing for Business Ecosystem Leadership: Insights from Expert Conversations and a Global Survey

Leading and managing the complex networks that constitute a company’s business ecosystem has become a critical capability to compete successfully in the context of digital transformation dynamics, which are disrupting industries and redefining the way business works in the 21st century.

More <span>The Digital Organization Design</span> STAR Lab

The Digital Organization Design STAR Lab

A STARLab is a highly structured workshop that uses design-thinking to explore the future of organization design and leadership. Experts in technology and organization design work together with high-level representatives from different organizations to create prototypes for the future of organization design and leadership to be tested in practice.

More Digital Transformation Challenges for Leaders and Organizations

Digital Transformation Challenges for Leaders and Organizations

This study explores, through deep-dive interviews, how senior stakeholders from functions that are relevant in the Digital Transformation process perceive the related leadership and organizational challenges (with special emphasis on cross-boundary collaboration).

More Personal Network Strategies of Successful People

Personal Network Strategies of Successful People

As the collaborative intensity of work has exploded and the pace of change has accelerated over the past decade, personal networks have become critical to the performance and well-being of individuals (and organizations).

More Work for Humanity

Work for Humanity

This exciting, human-centered initiative is exploring how to better leverage technology to help people perform more valuable and meaningful work in a dynamic and unpredictable future.

More Inclusion by Design: <div><span>A Conference for Building the Inclusive Workplace of the Future</span></div>

Inclusion by Design:
A Conference for Building the Inclusive Workplace of the Future

Inclusion by Design is a conference for women 50+, business and civic leaders, and anyone else who is passionate about inclusive workplaces.

More Understanding the Impact of Job Language on Workforce Participation of Underrepresented Minorities

Understanding the Impact of Job Language on Workforce Participation of Underrepresented Minorities

Does your job language deter under-represented minorities from applying? This research will measure the impact of job description language on respondents’ interests in a job with a goal of helping hiring organizations and recruiting software vendors to improve the underrepresentation of minorities in applicant pools.

More The State of Employment Relations: <span>A Multinational Study of Employer and Employee Perspectives</span>

The State of Employment Relations: A Multinational Study of Employer and Employee Perspectives

What determines the effectiveness of the employer-employee relationship and its impact on organization performance? With a multi-national survey (in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada), this project researches the state of the employer-employee relationship in HR and other workplace practices.

More <span>Reimagining</span> HR

Reimagining HR

With the goal of “advancing the HR profession forward, faster,” CHREATE is the collaborative effort of a group of CHROs from leading organizations, along with a small group of academics and other thought leaders, focused on defining – and working to enable – the future of HR.