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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 Partners with BETTeRprogram to Accelerate Behavior Change in Leaders

Sep 16th, 2011

Interaction Associates has partnered with Innovative Facilitation of Canada and ValueAdd Group of Switzerland to provide clients with BETTeRprogram, a high-impact program that turns learning into behavior change.

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Linda Dunkel to Headline Major Australian Conference on Women in Leadership

Aug 30th, 2011

Longtime IA veteran and former CEO, Linda Dunkel, is the keynote speaker at the Women Chiefs of Enterprises International (WCEI) Conference in Sydney, Australia on September 8, 2011.

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Leadership Disconnect With Employees Hurts Performance

by Andy Atkins | Jul 13th, 2011

PR News Online covers IA's "Building Trust in Business" Research. 

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Mastering Online Meetings™ Empowers Leaders to Drive Success in Online Meetings

Jul 12th, 2011

Interaction Associates has partnered with synchronous learning experts InSync Training to present Mastering Online Meetings™.

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Aligning the Human Capital Mission with Business Strategy - Interaction Associates presents with Bank of Hawaii at the 2011 HCI Engagement & Retention Conference

Jun 24th, 2011

Interaction Associates will co-present with Bank of Hawaii at the 2011 HCI Engagement & Retention Conference.

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Linda Stewart Named President and CEO of Interaction Associates

Jun 17th, 2011

Interaction Associates has named Linda Stewart as the company’s new president and CEO.

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Emily Mora Joins Interaction Associates in San Francisco

May 2nd, 2011

Interaction Associates announced it has hired Emily Mora as Director, Client Solutions.

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Marybeth Tahar to Join Panel at 3rd Annual Conscious Capitalism Conference

Apr 30th, 2011

Interaction Associates’ board member and former chairperson, Marybeth Tahar, will be among several panelists exploring the challenges for conscious leaders at the Third Annual Conscious Capitalism Conference May 17-18, 2011 at Bentley University.

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Interaction Associates’ New Webinar to Help Leaders Collaborate to Innovate Premieres April 26

Apr 19th, 2011

How can leaders overcome the barriers to innovation and drive more good ideas to powerful implementation?

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Is Success More than Just Winning?

Mar 21st, 2011

Interaction Associates Senior Consultant Jay Gordon Cone challenges leaders to measure success based on whether they’re in a finite or infinite game in a new book, Building Leadership Bridges 2011: Leadership for Transformation.

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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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