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

Top 8 considerations when planning strategic workplaces.


So, deep down you know that it’s time for a new workplace. Your employee count has doubled over the past year, you just received a nice round of funding and basically you are bursting at the seams. It’s time for a “grown-up” office space that supports the way your employees work and fits with the strategic initiatives you’ve just refined…. Read More

What are highly engaged employees saying about the workplace?


As a follow up to Gallup’s Worldwide Engagement Survey, the Steelcase research team conducted a small study with Ipsos to explore the correlation between highly engaged employees (11% according to their study) and workplace satisfaction, polling 10,500 workers in 14 countries throughout the world. The results showed that creating the right work environment can make a… Read More

Walls 101: Demountable, Movable or Traditional

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I know, you may think a wall is a wall is a wall. But when designing a new workspace the realization hits that the differences are significant and can have a major impact on the long-term bottom line. The main considerations include price, flexibility and acoustical privacy and it is essential to make an educated comparison…. Read More

Team Read Thread runs the Ragnar Relay!


Want to test your limits as an integrated team? Then definitely sign up for a Ragnar Relay! For the second year in a row 12 Red Thread runners have fielded a team to compete in the 2-day, 200ish mile relay race from Hull to Provincetown, MA. Yes, you read that right – the team runs… Read More