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Employee Retention in a Post-Pandemic World: Stop the Stampede
May 5, 2021

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
April 28, 2021

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
April 6, 2021

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 Inside the Scranton branch are several outdated, dull, and dreary work settings.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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March 31, 2021

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…

Logitech Room HaaS Guide
March 1, 2021

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,…

5 Design Principles
February 25, 2021

5 Blended Learning Design Principles

Educators and students everywhere are implementing blended learning — a combination of the best of face-to-face and online experiences to produce improved learning outcomes. Steelcase’s research reveals what has been both successful and unsuccessful when classrooms suddenly became living rooms and bedrooms. By combining previous research with new findings during the pandemic, they uncovered top…

Building A Better 2021: Work Life Wish List
February 5, 2021

Building A Better 2021: Work Life Wish List

This article originally appeared in Forbes by Stephanie Brock, Vice President of Sales and General Manager for Red Thread. I was scheduled to have coffee with a friend the week of the pandemic shutdown. This friend also happens to be the Executive Director of the Portland Society for Architecture. Instead of canceling, we decided to…

Top blogs
December 28, 2020

Red Thread’s Top Blogs of 2020

As we enter the new year and reflect on what an unpredictable year it’s been, we’re looking forward to seeing what trends and topics will be top of mind for 2021. In the past year, organizations have had to completely shift gears and thinking about a primary work from home strategy compared to an office-first…

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November 25, 2020

Post-COVID workplace re-entry checklist in real-time

According to the COVID-19 forecast from the CDC, up to 2.3 million new cases will likely be reported by December 12, 2020. With cases on the rise, it’s important for organizations to consider critical and real-time requirements for the post-COVID workplace through a workplace re-entry checklist. While some businesses might shift to complete remote work…

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October 29, 2020

Key findings from Microsoft’s Work Trend Index Report 2020

It’s been about nine months since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the US back in January. Since then, our lives have been turned upside down – including the way we collaborate, meet, and socialize with one another. Microsoft has been studying these new ways of communication closely to determine how it has impacted…

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September 24, 2020

Swipe Left or Right: How to Find the Right Chair for You

Did you know that the average American adult spends about 6½ hours a day sitting — an increase of about an hour a day since 2007? Due to the rising trend of remote work and makeshift home offices, that number will only continue to grow and you might be curious about the best office chairs.…

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September 3, 2020

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…