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Company Overview

Interaction Associates is the 45-year global leader of methods for developing conscious collaboration in the workplace – including 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 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 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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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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