A recent listserv discussion in the OB Division talks about how Google and other large organisations are using research and reporting their results in Practitioner conferences.
I think that this is a very important and interesting phenomenon in terms of the move for greater relevance and impact of research because it may help close the loop, so to speak. Academics are being asked to show relevance and impact but it is difficult to find practitioners who are using your work and are wiling or able to talk about it.
I wonder if our group could design a system where Academics help Practitioner apply research and publish their results as a team?
It is obvious that these stories focus on the Success Stories, but this is not a research project, it is recording impact.
I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts! (submit as comments to this blog post)