How to re-ignite a startup culture.


In the new Steelcase 360 Magazine entitled “Think Better” there’s an article called, “Igniting a Sense of Start-up Culture”. We all understand that startups have an authenticity that is built from determination, passion and ingenuity – the struggle to make something out of nothing. But what if a more “mature” company wants to incite some of… Read More

Robots in the workspace?


In May I had the privilege of visiting the MIT Media Lab with Hasier Larrea. Hasier is a freshly minted graduate of the MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group where he led their Architectural Robotics research. From their website, “the Changing Places group proposes that fundamentally new strategies must be found for creating the places where… Read More

Neuroscience: The new competitive advantage


In workplaces throughout the world, scenarios of near-constant distraction have become the norm. Thankfully, our ability to focus is still salvageable. As a result of the vast amount of neuroscience research being done, there’s now hard evidence about what attention is, how it works, how to attain it and how to use it productively. By… Read More

An Audio Visual Glossary you can count on!


Planning a new conference room or collaborative space but at a loss with all the audio visual terminology out there? Not a problem! We’ve created a handy glossary of terms to help you speak like a tech pro! RED THREAD GLOSSARY OF AUDIOVISUAL TERMS Ambient Light All light in a viewing room produced by sources other than the display…. Read More

Best Practices for a successful office move!


Getting ready for a workplace move is a huge effort for all involved. But by preparing people mentally and presenting the move as a series of actionable steps you can help ensure a successful transition and set a strong foundation for positive change. With a comprehensive communication and move strategy in place you can anticipate issues, mitigate… Read More

Maine Startup & Create Week


Downtown Portland is buzzing with energy as attendees participate in Maine Startup & Create Week. Our own Stephanie Brock, Business Director in Portland, speaks about the event and how our space serves as the central hub, offering places to recharge and connect. To learn more about MSCW, view daily recap videos and see event photos, please… Read More

Glossary of Office Furniture Terms


At Red Thread we work with small start-ups on up to Fortune 500 companies. We well know that not every company has a Facilities Planner that can take care of all the details. Developing a new workplace can be a daunting task, especially when you are doing it for the first time. We’ve created a… Read More

Best of NeoCon 2015 Winners!


We are proud to announce that Steelcase companies took home four Best of NeoCon awards. Innovative and insight-led products Brody and Thread led the charge in lounge furniture and integrated technologies. Several products were also recognized by Interior Design’s HiP recognition program. Best of NeoCon – Gold Award HiP Award Brody WorkLounge Designed to be good for your… Read More

Networking basics for all generations!


The idea of walking into a business networking event or conference can be exciting and stressful. As the person responsible for developing strategic relationships between Red Thread and our Architecture, Design and Real Estate  partners, I well know the feeling! But I learned early on that by leveraging a few but important social skills for… Read More



5 Reasons why Answer, Steelcase’s best-selling desk system, is your workstation solution. Imagine you’re buying a car. Any car you look at will have wheels, doors, axles and seats. What’s important is determining what makes one car a better choice over another. This is just like buying a workstation, as there are features and characteristics that… Read More