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Three Hybrid Campus Spaces to Meet UDL Guidelines

Three Hybrid Campus Spaces to Meet UDL Guidelines

Hybrid learning has become the standard for learning in a post-covid world. Students learning remotely need to have the same engaging learning experience as their in-person classmates, and the right technology makes all the difference. David Kellermann, an engineering professor at the University of South Wales, saw an increase in student satisfaction from 75% to…

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Red Thread’s Hybrid Work Framework and Outcome

Our Boston WorkLife in Seaport underwent a recent Steelcase refresh to create a whole new look and feel with new furniture and technology applications based on findings from their latest Future of Work Global Report. Being in the business, our space not only reflects our own need for a hybrid work framework, but it doubles…

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New Microsoft Teams Meeting Rooms Features Welcome Employees Back to Work

By: Jessie Morgan, Technology Specialist at Red Thread By now, most businesses have heard the term “hybrid work” dozens of times, but the world of hybrid work is constantly shifting and changing as the world adapts to new challenges. The biggest concerns companies face is how to bring employees back safely, allowing them to work…

Roadmap to Reopening: Hybrid Office Toolkit

Roadmap to Reopening: Hybrid Office Toolkit

Gensler’s most recent U.S. Workplace Survey shows 52% of workers prefer a hybrid office: a combination of working from home and in the workplace, saying it has a positive impact on their ability to be creative, solve problems and build relationships. Employers are also in agreement as Steelcase global research reveals 72% of corporate leaders…

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The 3 R’s of Return to Office (RTO) Strategy

Microsoft’s 2021 Work Trend Index surveyed more than 30,000 people in 31 countries. According to its findings, leaders are out of touch with employees and need a wakeup call. So – what does that mean for a return to office strategy? Returning to the office can’t mean going back in time to pre-pandemic spaces, we…

Hybrid Work Environments for Virtual Collaboration

Hybrid Work Environments for Virtual Collaboration

Hybrid work is here to stay. In fact, 72% of survey respondents believe they will adopt hybrid work environments with work happening at home and in the office, according to Steelcase’s Global Return to Workplace Study. Research shows people need and expect a work experience that’s fundamentally better than what they left. However, talent attraction…

Navigating Uncharted Waters: How To Hybrid

Navigating Uncharted Waters: How To Hybrid

This post originally appeared in Forbes by Stephanie Brock, Vice President of Sales and General Manager for Red Thread.  Pandemic paralysis is a phenomenon that is becoming all too real in many aspects of our daily lives. The uncertainty of moving forward in a post-vaccine world forces us to consider what we have learned through our experiences…

Employee Retention in a Post-Pandemic World: Stop the Stampede

Employee Retention in a Post-Pandemic World: Stop the Stampede

As organizations start to return to the office, employees are thinking twice about staying with their employer, which threatens employee retention. According to Microsoft’s 2021 Work Trend Index Report, research shows that 41% of the global workforce is likely to consider leaving their current employer within the next year, with 46% planning to make a…

Four Post-COVID Learning Spaces

Four Post-COVID Learning Spaces

The global pandemic has fundamentally changed how we live, learn and work. Students and educators have new needs for learning and teaching experiences, ranging from a building’s infrastructure to a hybrid classroom. Most K-12 and college education students are Generation Z, an overlooked demographic who are “merely surviving” or “flat-out struggling” according to Microsoft’s new…

Dunder Mifflin’s Reimagined Office: 6 Post-COVID Concept Spaces

Dunder Mifflin’s Reimagined Office: 6 Post-COVID Concept Spaces

NBC’s hit comedy show The Office features the everyday lives and work interactions of employees at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, PA. Inside the Scranton branch are several outdated, dull, and dreary work settings. Since the first episode aired in March of 2005, we’re looking back on its 16th year anniversary to see how…

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New Office Settings for 5 Workplace Personas

Are you supporting employee needs and different workplace personas? Steelcase’s global Work Better report proves people have had vastly different experiences while working from home, which means business leaders planning new office layouts will need to accommodate different employee needs, represented as workplace personas. Conducted between April and September of 2020, the report was designed…

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Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) or Purchasing: Which is right for you?

By: Jessie Morgan, Technology Specialist at Red Thread Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) closely follows the popular Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model by giving access to hardware in addition to software, maintenance, installation, and upgrades. Essentially, customers are paying for the value provided by the procurement service rather than the underlying hardware itself. Since HaaS is like renting or leasing,…