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The Catalyst Loft is designed to be a vital, evolving space that serves to provoke thought, spark conversation and to provide a platform for the latest in workplace ideas.  Check out the events that have been happening at The Loft.

Thought Leadership Luncheon Series

Our Thought Leadership Luncheon Series explores ideas about transforming today’s complex work environments.  During these sessions, we discussed the different directions workplaces need to go to support the complexity of today’s workers, and shared thoughts about strengthening positive work cultures.  These events provided new insights and creative ideas, with the goal of helping organizations achieve their fullest potential.

As an extension of our core services, we proudly provide this learning series as a way to better understand how the workplace affects behavior, mood, innovation and performance.


The Impact of Art on Urban Spaces & Human Experience: June 26, 2019

Guiding Conversations to Support Workplace Goals: April 24, 2019

Co-Working: Real Estate & Internal Collaboration Strategy: March 27, 2019

Arup at Work: February 27, 2019

The Importance of Biophilia in Work Environments: January 30, 2019

Insights on Greater Seattle’s Rapidly Changing City Landscape: November 28, 2018

Personality Assessment – The Missing Piece in Designing Your Work Environment: October 24, 2018

Making Workplace Change Happen Effectively: September 26, 2018

What’s Trending – NeoCon 2018: June 27, 2018

Change Management: The Integration of Culture and Space: May 23, 2018

Accelerating Work Processes Through Digital Transformation: April 25, 2018

The Built Environment! The How & Why Behind Health & Well Being: March 28, 2018

A New World of Work – An Introduction to the New Knowledge Economy: February 21, 2018

Why Gender Dynamics Matter In The Workplace: November 29, 2017

Technology & Employee Engagement (At Work): October 25, 2017

Repositioning in a Rapidly Growing City: September 27, 2017

The Un-Office: Not Just a Faster Horse: July 26, 2017

Generation Z & The Workforce of the Future: June 28, 2017

Work Culture Optimization: April 19, 2017

Cultivating a Multi-National Work Culture: April 12, 2017

The Intersection of Workspace & Work Culture: April 5, 2017

Changing of the Guard – Generational Shifts: March 29, 2017

The Real Facts of Attracting & Retaining Talent: March 22, 2017

Loft 2.0: The Clubhouse - Nov 2016 to Dec 2017

Loft 2.0 was about The Clubhouse, that is, the new landscape for the most effective and productive workplaces.  Based upon years of research on 120 companies, Herman Miller identified trends and strategies that have led to deeper employee engagement and higher productivity.

Creating a workplace with a purposeful variety of settings provides a platform for generating the best ideas.

Millennials vs. Boomers: Nov 2016

By 2025, the workplace will be dominated by the group we call Millennials. The goals, working styles and generational differences of this group differ from their predecessors – Baby Boomers and Gen Xers – sometimes vastly.  Led by Richard Beaton, Ph.D (Workplace Sociologist) and Linda Wagener, Ph.D (Workplace Psychologist), Catalyst created a series of explorations into creating a vital, productive and welcoming multi-generational workplace.

The Boomers vs. Millennials event highlighted the basic attitudes and facts of the Millennial generation.  Live actors showcased hypothetical workplace interactions and suggested strategies for creating understanding, consonance and ultimately, the most engaging and productive workplace.

LOFT 1.0: Jan 2016

The Loft was conceived of as a grand experiment.  What if we created a place that wasn’t about products and selling, and wasn’t a showroom – but a place that provided a stage for the best workplace ideas?

What if we developed a space that in itself inspired thought, possibility, and engaged the senses as much as the mind?  What if we invited people to not only experience it but to use it?

In January of 2016, The Catalyst Loft came to life and was open for ideas.

Leaning heavily on Herman Miller’s Living Office research, Loft 1.0 was an expression of Catalyst’s Activated Workplace – a space that expressly considers how people need to function and work today – that creates the deepest engagement and the best platform for generating the best of ideas.

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