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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.




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

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 Announces New Programs for Live Online Learning

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

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

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Interaction Associates to Take the Stage at 2015 Conscious Capitalism Conference With Practical Approach to Advancing Women Leaders

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

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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Interaction Associates to Share Strategies for “Leading Through Change” at UMass Event

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

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 to Host LeaderLens Forum on Working Collaboratively with Dispersed Workforces

A LeaderLens Forum, titled "Next-Generation Idea Syndication," will be held on April 16, 2015 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 Recognized as a Top Learning Content Provider by Training Industry, Inc.

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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The Challenge of Advancing Women in Leadership Roles: New Workplace Survey Points to Where Organizations Can Make Progress – And How

Interaction Associates Surfaces Key Insights About Workplace Gender Bias: Men and Women Dislike Talking About It – And Yet Dialog is Key to Bridging the Gender Gap

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