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Company Overview

Interaction Associates is a leading global innovator of proven solutions that transform the way people work — to deliver extraordinary business results, or, what we call, Return on InvolvementTM. The firm helps global organizations build high-involvement, collaborative cultures by developing their leaders, teams, and change agents. IA offers customized consulting, learning and development, and coaching services. It was named one of Training Industry's Top 20 Leadership Training Companies 2012 - 2015, and was named to their Content Development Watch List 2012 - 2014. 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 as the spark plug for innovation.
    • Facilitation.
    • Developing leaders at all levels.
    • Building organizational trust.
    • Team excellence.
    • Managing the people side of change.
  • Research in collaborative problem solving/decision making, trust, and teams.
  • 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.




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, 2014 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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Andy Atkins Is Again Named Among Top Thought Leaders in Workplace Trust by Trust Across America

Jan 29th, 2015

The 5th annual list of top thought leaders around trust and business is out from Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TWA). For the second year in a row, the list includes Interaction Associates Chief Innovation Officer, Andy Atkins, among the group of global experts making extensive and positive contributions to building trust in organizations globally.

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Interaction Associates Named to Training Industry's Distinguished Top 20 List of Leadership Training Companies for 4th Straight Year

Jan 29th, 2015

Interaction Associates (IA) has been selected as one of the the top leadership development firms for 2015 in the annual Top 20 ranking by a leading authority on best practices in the training industry, Training Industry, Inc.

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Interaction Associates Commits to Support Women in Business

Dec 17th, 2014

IA Takes The Corporate Challenge pledge sponsored by Governor Deval Patrick and Bentley University

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New Infographic from Interaction Associates Illustrates the Power of Trust

Dec 10th, 2014

In a new infographic based on its recent research, Interaction Associates shows why Trust in the Workplace is important, and steps leaders can take to build trust.

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Interaction Associates Partners with LeadEdge to Provide Training and Development Services in India

Dec 5th, 2014

A new partnership between Interaction Associates and LeadEdge Means Better Service to Organizations Throughout India

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Diane Johnson Joins Interaction Associates as Director, Client Solutions

Dec 5th, 2014

Interaction Associates Strengthens its client solutions staff with appointment of Diane Johnson in Boston.

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