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Interaction Associates Blog

Our blog is filled with actionable insights on collaboration as well as practical approaches to implement these insights within organizations.

Patty McManus

Patty McManus
Patty has worked in the fields of Organization Development and Learning for over 20 years. In the first 10 years of her career she was an internal consultant at University of California-Berkeley, Kaiser Permanente, and Apple Computer. Since she joined Interaction Associates in 1997, she has consulted across a broad range of clients and projects. In addition, she has held several leadership positions in IA over the years. She holds a bachelor's degree in general psychology, a master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology (both from San Francisco State University), and did post-graduate internships at both Kaiser Permanente and the Stanford Business School.
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Trends: Crack the Collaboration Code

Collaboration is at the heart of most successful human endeavors. I’m referring to work and community-based..

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Get Unstuck: 4 Questions That Lead to Effective ...

Thirty years of research and practice has led me to a one-sentence conclusion that sums up my approach to..

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My Millennial Moment

My whip-smart niece visited me last month. She’s about a year into her first real job and I was curious about..

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Crucial Steps for Change Leaders

“Change is the only constant.” – Heraclitus, Greek philosopher

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Employee Engagement: How Can You Tell if People ...

High employee engagement correlates with better team and organizational performance. Engaged employees help each..

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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast...and what to ...

I come from the country that built the Titanic. The ship was assembled in Belfast, a city in the north of..

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Improve Your Organization's Effectiveness One ...

I saw a cartoon years ago that showed people sitting around a table looking bored and drinking coffee. The caption..

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What Google Learned About Teams (and implications ...

Team members at Google are challenged in much the same way as nearly everyone else in corporate life. To get things..

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How to Survive a Bad Boss

Most of us have had a bad boss. If you google “bad boss,” you’ll find hundreds of references. They all have one..