Is your workplace ready…


for tomorrow’s challenges?   Is your real estate strategically optimized?   Are you meeting the needs of all generations?   Is your technology helping or hurting?   Does your space express your brand?   Are your people engaged?   Does your space attract top talent?   Are you addressing today’s trends?   Do privacy and collaboration co-exist in your space?   Are you addressing… Read More

What is the ‘WELL Building Standard®’?


Why WELL? We spend 90% of our time indoors – that’s a fact. The built environment that surrounds us has a critical impact on our health, wellbeing and productivity. It shapes our habits and can to drive us toward healthy and unhealthy choices influencing our health through the quality of our surroundings. Today, employees are demanding better choices… Read More

Top 10 office protocols for the open plan.

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The open plan office needs a few guidelines to keep everyone – introverts and extroverts alike – happy. If you’re already in an open plan workspace or if you are about to be, there are office protocol that can really help keep the peace. These rules, along with some key design considerations such as creating… Read More

10 Design tips to refresh your mind from Coalesse.

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Our friends at Coalesse have assembled a few tips to help you “think better”. As we all know, today our cognitive overload is at an all time high. Noise, constant emails, phone calls, meetings and disruptions leave us feeling depleted. The workspace can sometimes be the culprit. But it can also be designed strategically to provide… Read More

Conquering email overload at work

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It’s the end of a three day holiday weekend and as you sit down at your desk you experience that familiar overwhelming feeling. You are not dreading the day or week ahead – you are dreading your inbox! If you receive at least 30 to 50 emails every day, reading and responding to all of this mail takes… Read More

Boost employee engagement by connecting people + purpose.


What does having “purpose” solve in the workplace? According to Nicolas de Benoist, “When people are engaged in something greater than themselves, than the project they’re working on, they have more resilience to face the stresses of everyday life,” he says. “Without purpose, you get stuck in the small details of everyday life and forget the… Read More

5 Questions for Red Thread’s CEO, Jeff Keener.


In October of last year, we were pleased to welcome Jeff Keener as he took over the helm of Red Thread. Now, almost one year later we catch up with Jeff and ask him a few questions about his experience to date and how he’s adjusting to his newly adapted city! You’ve held numerous positions over… Read More

Case Study for an employee wellbeing strategy.


Humantech, an ergonomics consulting firm nurtures an employee wellbeing strategy by embracing a  “palette of place”. Steelcase 360 Magazine editors published a great case study on wellbeing entitled “Taking the Lead” in Issue No. 70 entitled “Think Better”. The story encapsulates many of the issues that are ideally taken into account when redesigning space to boost… Read More

A brief tour of the Steelcase historical archives.

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Want to take a walk through furniture history? Recently I spent an hour (or two) perusing the interactive historical timeline on Steelcase’s website. As it happens, Red Thread is the only Steelcase Dealer in New England (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut) so I thought it was high time to brush up on my Steelcase… Read More

Active Learning Center Grant 2015 | Fairfield University


Active Learning is based upon the principle that students must do more than just passively listen and memorize. To truly understand content and “actively learn”, they must engage in analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and experimentation, effectively looking at content in three dimensions. Taking this one step further then, the active learning classroom needs to be designed… Read More