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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 CEO Linda Stewart Wins "Executive of the Year" Best in Biz Award

Dec 3rd, 2014

Interaction Associates President and CEO Linda Stewart has been named a Bronze winner for "Executive of the Year" by Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

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Do Employees Trust the Boss? More Than Half Surveyed Say: Not So Much!

Nov 3rd, 2014

Interaction Associates Releases Annual Workplace Trust Tracker – Building Workplace Trust – Pointing to Challenges and Opportunities at Intersection of Leadership, Trust, and Business Results

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Interaction Associates Announces Two New Live Online Learning Programs

Oct 21st, 2014

Interaction Associates has announced two new highly-interactive and engaging 90- minute live online programs.  Using next-generation online learning technologies and processes, “FL Refresher” and “Leading Change” enable leaders to learn and engage in a highly interactive way with a live instructor and peers without leaving their desks.

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Interaction Associates Names Online and Virtual Teams Veteran Dana Sednek to Lead the Firm’s Live Online Learning Programs

Oct 8th, 2014

Interaction Associates (IA), the global workplace performance innovator, has appointed Dana Sednek to lead the firm’s innovations in the live online learning environment. Sednek joins IA as Manager of Live Online with a primary focus on growing the firm’s virtual delivery capabilities.

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Can I Give You Some Feedback?

Aug 5th, 2014

Interaction Associates Releases New eBook on Workplace Feedback – The Complete Guide to Giving and Receiving Input on the Job.

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Interaction Associates to Host LeaderLens Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Jul 28th, 2014

The September 4th LeaderLens Forum will convene business leaders and noted experts Len Schlesinger of Harvard Business School, entrepreneurship authority Charlie Kiefer, and Interaction Associates innovation thought leader, Justin Jones.  

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Interaction Associates Recognized as a Top Learning Content Provider by Training Industry, Inc.

May 29th, 2014

Interaction Associates is among top firms selected by Training Industry, Inc. for their 2014 Training Content Development Companies Watch List. This is the third year IA has been recognized as a top company among learning content providers worldwide.

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Building Workplace Trust to Improve the Bottom Line: Interaction Associates Chief Innovation Officer Andy Atkins to Speak at 2014 Training Industry Conference

Apr 29th, 2014

Andy Atkins will deliver a workshop at the 2014 Training Industry Conference and Expo in Raleigh, NC, titled: "Building Trust- The Formula for High Performance: How Top Companies Drive Business Results with Trust, Leadership and Collaboration." The session will cover insights from recent research on workplace trust, plus practical strategies to improve employee engagement and performance by building trust.

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Interaction Associates Strengthens its Client Solutions Staff with Appointment of Andy Cole in Boston

Apr 22nd, 2014

Interaction Associates, the global consulting and training innovator that helps people work better together for strong business results, announced today it has hired Andy Cole as Client Solutions Director in its Boston, MA office.

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IA Announces Two New Powerful Workshops for Business Leaders Aimed at Boosting Results

Apr 3rd, 2014

Introducing two new high-octane and high-touch workshops from Interaction Associates: The Dynamics of Trust and Collaborate to Innovate®.

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Building Trust 2013: Workforce Trends Defining High Performance

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