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 Job Quality is a Pathway to Alpha
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Job Quality is a Pathway to Alpha


What business results are possible when you redesign jobs? In “Job Quality is a Pathway to Alpha,” IRC4HR is funding development of educational materials and an information campaign to raise awareness of the evidence base regarding the power of improving jobs to generate above-market returns (alpha).

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Work for Tomorrow: Innovating for an Aging Workforce


Work for Tomorrow is a global innovation competition, led by the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), which seeks to identify and reward the most promising innovations to address the challenges and opportunities of an aging workforce.

More Bounce Forward: Helping Small Businesses & Workers Thrive Together
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Bounce Forward: Helping Small Businesses & Workers Thrive Together


Work for Humanity (WFH) and Workforce & Organizational Research Center (WORC) are committed to creating an inclusive economy where “every worker has a job worth having” by transforming low-quality jobs into high-quality ones.

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A Capability Framework for Business Ecosystem Leadership


Participants in today’s business ecosystems collaborate in ways that are significantly different than previous collaboration models. This requires a shift in mindset and a new and unique set of management practices.

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The Relational Drivers of Well-Being


Learn how people’s connections with others create the essential fabric that underpins well-being through the four pillars of purpose, resilience, personal growth, and physical health.

More Agility at the Point of Execution: How the Most Successful Leaders Drive Team Agility and Productive Collaboration

Agility at the Point of Execution: How the Most Successful Leaders Drive Team Agility and Productive Collaboration


At the start of this study in 2019 – and in the past decade – it was already understood that cross-functional teams and networks are the primary source of innovation and the way that work gets done in most organizations.

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.

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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).

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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).