MIT CISR Liaison Role:
We ask each member organization to identify a person to serve as our "liaison." Usually this person works alongside the executive sponsor who funds the relationship; sometimes they are the same person. We communicate with liaisons a couple times a month to convey event information, discuss visits, and answer questions. We find that liaisons are most effective at extracting value from their membership when they work in the areas of innovation and digital transformation.
Strategic Role of the Liaison
- Incorporate MIT CISR findings and frameworks into the organization's thinking. Use our evidence-based findings to build a business case for change and to understand what high performers do.
- Spread the word about MIT CISR. Encourage colleagues to register on the website and engage with the research.
- Plan and implement a custom workshop for your team with an MIT CISR research scientist as part of your three-year term agreement.
- If need be, plan for a successor so the relationship stays active.
Basic Role of the Liaison
- Facilitate the signing of the agreement and payment of the fee.
- Share information from MIT CISR, including event announcements and invitations, research briefings, project descriptions, and requests for input.
- Take advantage of your complementary seats at our events. Each year, identify people to attend and save the date on their calendars.
- Be familiar with our research projects and help find appropriate colleagues for researchers to collaborate with on their projects.