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Workplace well-being in the office and at home

Steelcase defines wellbeing as sustaining a healthy physical and mental state over time in a supportive material and social environment. Workplace wellbeing is a barrier most organizations are now struggling to overcome. For organizations to reinforce workplace well-being when employees start to return to the office, they must meet physical and emotional needs. A visually…

Why collaboration as a service matters during COVID-19 and beyond
Why collaboration as a service matters during COVID-19 and beyond

Collaboration technology is at the forefront as organizations rely on it to stay connected and manage business operations with employees both in the office and remote. Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, organizations are making technology investments a priority to create an immersive collaborative experience. Whether employees are working from home or as part of a…

Red Thread recognized as a finalist for the Surface Hub 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year
Red Thread recognized as a finalist for the Surface Hub 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year

Red Thread today announced it has been named a finalist for the Surface Hub 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. Red Thread was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Red Thread innovates environments to foster connections, productivity,…

RapidEntry streamlines office temperature checks automatically
RapidEntry streamlines office temperature checks automatically

One of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in physical offices and work spaces is to proactively protect employees. According to the CDC, screening employees and visitors for illness is highly recommended upon arrival at the workplace. There are several ways to conduct office temperature checks manually, but an automated system…

What COVID-19 office signage do you need for your workplace re-entry?
What COVID-19 office signage do you need for your workplace re-entry?

Many states opening brick-and-mortar operations are following COVID-19 workplace safety rules such as remaining six feet apart, establishing protocols, and requiring face coverings for employees. To help keep themselves accountable and educate both employees and customers in their space, organizations should be rolling out various types of COVID-19 office signage that visually communicate health and…

Which office screen divider is best for your workplace?
Which office screen divider is best for your workplace?

Prior to COVID-19, Steelcase found that 70% of people work in some form of an open plan. With new health and safety concerns rising as employees return to that same type of open floor plan, office screen dividers can help combat fear and reduce the risk of spreading illness. Mainly used for creating privacy, office…

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How to choose the best hand sanitation station for your workplace

COVID-19 has changed our definition of cleanliness—especially in the workplace. While we still worry about cleaning dirt we can visibly see, there’s a new wave of invisible germs we’re guarding against from this highly contagious virus. As organizations prepare for workplace re-entry, they need to implement a handful of changes in response to COVID-19 before…

Quiz: is your company ready for workplace re-entry?
Quiz: is your company ready for workplace re-entry?

The pre-COVID workplace was designed to support innovative ways of working combined with high levels of human interaction to fuel creativity, inspiration, speed, and agility. These work environments now pose challenges for the workplace as organizations strive to limit face to face interactions and communal spaces. As a result, leaders are looking for a return…

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The relationship between workplace density, space, and company culture

To support new COVID-19 protocols in safety, communication, and collaboration, organizations must create a minimum 6ft distancing between people in open workstations, meeting spaces, cafés and lounge spaces, which lowers the overall density of the space. With these requirements forcing organizations to modify their workspaces, some are wondering how the cultural design of their space…

Post-COVID technology solutions
Post-COVID technology solutions

Technology in the workplace is at the forefront of workplace re-entry plans. Organizations that have invested in cloud-based collaboration platforms have fared far better than those that have not. As more states start to reopen and employees return to the office in waves, technology continues to be one of the most critical decisions companies make in providing a way for…

Post-COVID workspace considerations
Post-COVID workspace considerations

As states begin rolling out workplace re-entry phased plans, it has created an urgency for companies to navigate through the complex office space planning process of preparing a workspace that promotes safety and wellbeing. Most organizations are starting to develop both a workplace re-entry and work from home program. Companies want to bring people back…

Is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs included in your post-COVID workplace re-entry plan?
Is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs included in your post-COVID workplace re-entry plan?

Derived from Abraham Maslow’s 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation,” Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a psychology theory comprising a five-tier model of human need. From the bottom of the hierarchy up, those needs include physiological, safety, love, esteem, and self-actualization. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our workforce, leaders must consider the cognitive, emotional,…