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Our monthly blog “What’s Working Now” keeps you up to date with the latest industry trends, technology, research, and insights. We share stories worth telling about ourselves, our customers, and our partners. Whether it’s shedding light on Steelcase research or exploring new ways to collaborate, What’s Working Now will you keep in the loop on all things related to the future of work.

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Workplace Innovation Hub: Our Move to 55 Hartland Street

What’s changed with our Red Thread Connecticut office? The way we shop, learn, entertain, and travel have dramatically changed since the pandemic – the same is true for the way we work. Fundamental patterns in our lives look completely different, accelerating existing trends and revealing new unmet needs. We have fully embraced a new hybrid…

What does a hybrid work model look like?

What is a hybrid work model?

The way we work has dramatically changed.  More and more organizations are moving to a hybrid work model that’s continuously evolving based on the aspirations and needs of its people. What is hybrid work? Hybrid work is an agile process where people have the flexibility and autonomy to choose how, where, and when they work.…

3 Ways to Implement a Digital Hybrid Workplace

3 Ways to Implement a Digital Hybrid Workplace

More and more companies are considering the shift to a digital hybrid workplace to encourage employees to do their best work, regardless of location. As the shift to hybrid work becomes a reality, organizations should consider adopting digital tools that not only support collaboration and communication, but also offer employee safety. With the right resources…

Breaking down the barriers of healthcare design

Breaking down the barriers of healthcare design

Healthcare design is all about creating spaces for the human factor. The pandemic has severely impacted healthcare for workers, patients, and caregivers; an already burdened profession that now faces even more stress as well as burnout, exhaustion, and trauma. However, healthcare design can help build a new culture of wellbeing within their organizations and create…

Three ways HR leaders can improve the hybrid work employee experience

Three ways HR leaders can improve the hybrid work employee experience

Microsoft’s new Work Trend Index Report reveals one major theme: we’re not the same people that went home to work in early 2020. As leaders tackle hybrid work, big questions loom: What is the role of the office? How do teams build social capital in a digital-first world? Every organization is up against meeting employees’ great…

5 Equitable Hybrid Work Environment Examples

Five Hybrid Work Technology Examples

Leadership recognizes how critical company culture is to engage and retain top talent. However, business leaders are at a crossroad on how to deliver a hybrid work technology strategy that provides flexibility and employee engagement while still encouraging people to return to the office. According to Microsoft’s 2021 Work Trend Index Report, over 70% of workers…

Three New Office Design Ideas to Inspire Creativity

Three New Office Design Ideas to Inspire Creativity

Employees have new and increased expectations of their employers and workplaces — craving a new office design dramatically different and better than the one they left. Recent Steelcase research uncovered those who have been comfortable at home, whether it be because they enjoyed a more relaxed environment or had created a space to work that…

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Red Thread’s Top Blogs of 2021

With 2021 in the rear view mirror, we’re reflecting on the top ten articles we’ve posted that will help shape future trends and topics in the new year. From workplace personas to hybrid work and returning to the office, this past year was full of workplace transformation strategies to bridge the gap between in-person and remote…

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 2021 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 as…

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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…