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Company Overview

Interaction Associates is the 45-year global leader of methods for developing conscious collaboration in the workplace – including mindful ways of working together that allow leaders, teams, and change agents to achieve superior business results. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, Interaction Associates delivers Return on Involvement (TM) to hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals each year. Interaction Associates has been named one of the Top 20 Leadership Training Companies by Training Industry every year since 2012. Top_20_leadership.jpg

Since 1969, we have helped hundreds of global organization build the needed collaborative capability to produce strong business results, improve critical business processes, and create and maintain trusting and productive work relationships.

Fast Facts

  • Clients include half of the Fortune 500.
  • More than 1,200 clients globally.
  • Offices in Boston, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, California with consultants and affiliates around the world.
  • Industry pioneer in:
    • Collaboration.
    • Facilitation.
    • Developing leaders at all levels.
    • Building organizational trust.
    • Accelerating team performance.
    • Managing the people side of change.
  • Research in collaborative problem solving/decision making, trust, and team performance.
  • Top-rated books: How to Make Meetings Work and How to Make Collaboration Work.
  • Established 1969 by David Straus.
  • Privately held ESOP company, 100% employee-owned and run.
  • Founded the Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) in 1993. IA supports the IISC with 10 percent of pretax profits and up to 10 days pro bono support annually per employee.




Making the People and Culture Part of a Corporate M&A Work: Interaction Associates Releases New LeaderLens Podcast

Nov 18th, 2015

Seventy percent of mergers fail. IA's CEO has some advice to increase your odds of merger integration success.

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Interaction Associates to Lead Panel at the Human Capital Institute 2015 Employee Engagement Conference

Jul 27th, 2015

At the Human Capital Institute 2015 Employee Engagement Conference to be held in San Francisco, July 27-29, Senior Consultant Patty McManus will lead a panel designed to help HR and Engagement professionals to bring managers and leaders into their employee engagement strategies.

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Interaction Associates Releases the Little Book of Big Trust – Detailing Practical Ways to Maximize Workplace Trust

Jun 25th, 2015

Interaction Associates (IA) has released its latest eBook – The Little Book of Big Trust – which features simple, practical methods for building workplace trust to drive strong business results.

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The Challenge of Advancing Women in Leadership Roles: New Workplace Survey Points to Where Organizations Can Make Progress – And How

Jun 10th, 2015

Interaction Associates Surfaces Key Insights About Workplace Gender Bias: Men and Women Dislike Talking About It – And Yet Dialog is Key to Bridging the Gender Gap

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Forbes Cites IA's Workplace Trust Research

by Andy Atkins | Jun 3rd, 2015

Forbes cites Interaction Associates 2014/15 Workplace Trust Research in the article, "When You Lead With Trust, They Will Follow."

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Barry Rosen Published in Training Industry on Employee Engagement for Dispersed Workforces

by Barry Rosen | May 28th, 2015

Interaction Associates CEO Barry Rosen explores the people side of collaboration in this article, published in Training Industry Magazine’s 2015 Perspectives on Leadership Special Edition.

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Interaction Associates to Host LeaderLens Forum on Working Collaboratively with Dispersed Workforces

Apr 3rd, 2015

A LeaderLens Forum, titled "Next-Generation Idea Syndication," will be held on April 16, 2015 at the Interaction Associates Collaboration Zone, 70 Fargo Street, Boston, MA, from 7:30 am to 10:30 am.

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Interaction Associates to Share Strategies for “Leading Through Change” at UMass Event

Apr 2nd, 2015

Barry Rosen and Andy Atkins will present a workshop on the strategic benefits of using conscious collaboration to help drive successful change initiatives. The event is hosted by UMass Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership at The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, from 8 am to 10 am April 16, 2014.

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Interaction Associates to Take the Stage at 2015 Conscious Capitalism Conference With Practical Approach to Advancing Women Leaders

Mar 27th, 2015

Interaction Associates will address the timely issue of women in leadership at the 2015 Conscious Capitalism Conference, April 7-9 in Chicago.

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Interaction Associates Announces New Programs for Live Online Learning

Mar 2nd, 2015

Interaction Associates (IA), the global collaborative leadership and workplace performance innovator, has announced four new programs to drive live online and distance learning.  IA’s new Live Online programs are highly-interactive and engaging 90- minute workshops using innovative technologies and processes to empower leaders to learn and engage with peers without leaving their desks.

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Building Trust 2013: Workforce Trends Defining High Performance

Our "Building Trust" workplace research exploring the state of trust, leadership, and collaboration inside companies worldwide, demonstrates a strong correlation between financial health, and the leadership culture and behaviors in organizations.

by Andy Atkins

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