Who We Are

The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) is the leading authority on next practices in human capital. We produce more research than any other human capital research firm in the world, and many of the world’s most prominent organizations and HR leaders turn to i4cp to better capitalize on emerging workforce trends. Supported by a powerful community of human capital practitioners, we provide insights that help organizations better anticipate, adapt, and act in a constantly changing business environment.

What We Do

i4cp discovers the people practices that drive high performance. Years of research make it clear that top companies approach their workforces differently. At i4cp, we work with our network organizations to:

  • Reveal what high-performance organizations are doing differently
  • Identify best and next practices for all levels of management
  • Provide the resources to show how workforce improvements have bottom-line impact

Our Members

i4cp member organizations include many of the world's best-known companies, as well as small to medium size companies, who share one goal: improving the productivity of the workforce. Today, almost two-thirds of our members are Fortune 500 organizations. Members include notable organizations such as:

View a partial member list to get a sense of the organizations we work with.

Our History

For over 40 years, i4cp was known as the Human Resource Institute (HRI), which was founded in 1967 at the University of Michigan by Rensis Likert (creator of the Likert scale) and George Odiorne (creator of "MBO" or "management by objectives") among others. In 2007, HRI became the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) in order to address a full range of workplace productivity issues and more broadly appeal to leaders at all levels within organizations. View more about us and our history.

Our Management Team

i4cp has a respected management team, an experienced board of directors and several executives in residence who help guide i4cp's initiatives and provide expert insight to our members. The management team includes:

View our board members and other members of the i4cp team.