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.

1915 desk

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

12 Great Reads on “Thinking Better”


“The cognitive neuroscience of memory and attention–our improved understanding of the brain, its evolution and limitations–can help us better cope with a world in which more and more of us feel we’re running fast just to stand still.” ~Daniel Levitin “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.” The latest 360 Magazine… Read More

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