Technology + Collaboration: A critical connection

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Here’s a reality check: 54% of meetings now involve a remote worker.  Whether you need to connect with a colleague, client, or supplier, remote collaboration has become an essential component of daily work life. And it’s not going to change. We know that collaboration is critical to engagement, innovation and productivity (to name but a few critical… Read More

Audio Visual Meeting Rooms: A free planning guide!

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Today, we understand how essential collaboration is to foster innovation, engagement and productivity in the workplace. Unfortunately, many organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, have collaboration spaces – or meeting rooms – that are seriously outdated. Yet, according to a Wainhouse Research and Polycom Survey, employees report a 94% increase in efficiency and productivity… Read More

5 Elements that drive workplace engagement

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Today, we understand more than ever that office space is a key factor in boosting employee engagement and performance. But we also know that workplace engagement is a much more complex issue. There are are a matrix of factors involved that inform and work in tandem to create optimal environments for people to collaborate, innovate, produce and excel…. Read More

After one semester … Fairfield University Active Learning Center

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Some of you may remember an earlier blog post about Fairfield University winning the Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant in 2015. Well, it’s been one semester since this University, located in Fairfield, CT, has been using the Active Learning Center … so we thought it was time to check in and see how it was going.    Melissa Heijn,… Read More

Psychology of Office Space

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Unmotivated employees are more likely to put in less effort, take more sick days, and even quit – all of which can be a costly problem for any business. Researchers estimate that the U.S. economy loses around half a billion dollars annually due to lost productivity in the workplace. While there is a wide range… Read More

4 Words to Ring in the New Year!

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The  New Year is inevitably a time of reflection; both on lessons learned and jobs well done. It’s also a time to look to the future and determine where we want to go personally and collectively. Throughout 2015 our teams at Red Thread have challenged themselves to set the bar high, lead by example and embrace change…. Read More

Red Thread Boston moves to 101 Seaport!

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Take a sneak peek! As of December 28th, our new address is 101 Seaport Blvd, Suite 600! It’s an exciting and hectic time for us and we appreciate your patience as Red Thread Boston transitions to our new Steelcase WorkLife space. Designed to inspire our customers and people, this next generation space demonstrates incredible technology and features… Read More

5 Tips for a successful office relocation!

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Relocating an office can be hard, stressful on everyone from employees through leadership. Often there are many unknowns and a level of complexity that can throw a wrench into the best laid plans. We learned this first hand over the course of the last 5 months. Our showroom in Boston’s seaport district has officially moved… Read More

6 Qualities of great workplace leaders.

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Great workplace leaders are often born during times of change. And there is no doubt that the nature of work is undergoing serious change. Spawned from the technology advancements in the last decade and a market correction that forced almost everyone to reconsider real estate costs, today’s office is truly in flux. And we’re all working… Read More