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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.




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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CEO Linda Stewart to Speak at the March 2014 Human Capital Leadership Forum in San Francisco

Mar 4th, 2014

Interaction Associates President and CEO Linda Stewart will join a group of distinguished panelists at the 2014 Human Capital Leadership Forum in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The Forum will focus on topics which are vital to the success today’s organizations.

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Interaction Associates Chief Innovation Officer Andy Atkins Named Among Top Thought Leaders in Workplace Trust by Trust Across America

Feb 12th, 2014

The 4th annual list of top thought leaders around trust and business is out from Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TWA). This year, 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 Prestigious Top 20 Leadership Training Company List by for 3rd Straight Year

Feb 10th, 2014

Interaction Associates (IA) has been selected as one of the the top leadership development firms for 2014 in the annual Top 20 ranking by a leading authority on best practices in the training industry,

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2014 “Women in Leadership” Workshops Equip Women Leaders to Advance

Feb 3rd, 2014

Interaction Associates has announced a slate of five open-enrollment workshops designed to equip women managers, leaders and executives to move into more senior leadership roles. These programs are open to the public and will take place throughout 2014 in Boston, San Francisco and in Houston and Plano, Texas.

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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.

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