Change Management: The Integration of Culture and Space

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | The Catalyst Loft: 701 Pike St, Suite 2125 Seattle, WA 98101

Catalyst Workplace Activation Presents: Future of Work


In 2015, Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, unveiled to the world his vision to evolve the culture at Microsoft by focusing on empathy, mindfulness, diversity and inclusiveness. Nadella believes this new focus will cultivate a culture of learning, collaboration, and customer obsession.

At this insightful event, you will learn how Brian Collins and his team are at the forefront of this effort through the thoughtful integration of culture and space. Brian will share with us his experiences from the frontlines of this massive culture shift. Brian and his team are currently implementing Microsoft’s Real Estate and Facilities Change Management Program which helps staff prepare and adapt to the new “Team-Based Space” which are being introduced to individuals and teams in the engineering divisions on the Redmond campus.

Brian will be interviewed at this event by Dr. Rick Beaton, an Organizational Design Expert from Marigold Associates.

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Our experts will recap the workplace trends, technology, new products and innovations on display at this year’s NeoCon (the world’s leading platform for the commercial design industry), as viewed through a Northwestern lens.


Brian Collin
Based in Redmond Washington, Brian is responsible for leading Microsoft’s Workplace Employee Engagement,Supported Employment and Change Management Program’s which helps staff prepare and adapt to the new workspaces at the corporate headquarters.

Dr. Rick Beaton

Dr. Rick Beaton is a co-founder of Marigold Associates an international consulting firm that develops human-centered work systems that optimize organizational performance.

This event is 90-minutes in length and includes a meal, presentation, and a panel discussion. Please RSVP below, the event is limited to 40 attendees. We look forward to seeing you.

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