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5 Reasons to consider custom furniture

In an increasingly competitive landscape, every organization wants to differentiate itself from its competitors. At the same time, in order to attract and retain younger generations, your work environment needs to feel inspiring, collaborative and creative. As you look for office furniture to meet these needs, sometimes off-the-shelf solutions just don’t work. Did you know…

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Red Thread’s Portland refresh supports new ways of working

Work continues to evolve, and our spaces must follow suit. After three years in our Portland space, we realized we needed to completely rethink the form and function. We split the project into two phases to make the best use of our time and resources, and having completed phase two, we couldn’t be happier. Here…

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Supporting creativity through wellbeing at work

The trend towards addressing wellness at work has broadened; today the focus is on wellbeing at work. It’s a subtle shift, but the idea is that wellbeing goes beyond things like ergonomics and encompasses the cognitive and the emotional aspects of being “well”. Employees that are static, overloaded with information, and feeling constantly stressed are…

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Improving the remote worker experience

With our increased reliance on technology and a distributed workforce, today’s employees are challenged when it comes to remote team collaboration. As someone who almost exclusively relies on web conferencing to collaborate with my team, I have experienced many of the struggles firsthand. Here are some of the key ways to create a productive and…

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Microsoft Surface Hub

6 Key features of Microsoft Surface Hub

Imagine video conferencing that’s easy. No more struggling to connect, searching for the right cable, figuring out why the hardware is not playing nice together, or adjusting the camera so that everyone is included. Picture walking up to the Surface Hub and joining a Skype for Business meeting with a single tap, and sharing content effortlessly. Collaborating…

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creative workplace culture

5 Ways to foster a creative workplace culture

A creative workplace culture is essential to being innovative in today’s global, 24/7 business climate. The work we perform today has become increasingly complex, making creative work more and more critical to long-term business success. We aren’t talking about artists, musicians and writers, although they are incredibly important! By creative work we mean problem solving, alone…

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engaged workplace culture

5 Ways to create an engaged workplace culture

An engaged workplace culture creates higher levels of employee satisfaction, wellbeing and productivity. Being engaged at work is a paramount issue in today’s workplace. A recent report by Steelcase showed that worldwide, two-thirds of employed people are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work, meaning that they’re emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to…

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innovative workplace culture

5 Ways to build an innovative workplace culture

An innovative workplace culture is a must for organizations in highly competitive industries, where they battle for the best and brightest talent. Your workspace is an opportunity to showcase your brand, and nothing manifests an organization’s brand like its workplace culture. “Go into any office in any part of the world and within minutes you…

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What is a workplace transformation and why is it important?

What is workplace transformation? The kind of work we do today is radically different than the work we pre-pandemic. Corporate office design has to adapt and change to meet evolving workplace strategies and drive corporate growth. A workplace transformation is the rethinking of flexible workspaces to accommodate different kinds of work, workers, and technology. Hybrid…

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resilient workplace

What is a resilient workplace?

What is a resilient workplace? You may be asking yourself – what is a resilient workplace? The world is changing every day – from the multiple generations at work to rapid advances in technology to the kinds of innovative creative outputs employers are looking for. The workplace needs to not only meet our needs today,…

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demountable walls

Walls 101: Demountable, Movable or Traditional

I know, you may think ‘a wall is a wall is a wall’. But when designing a new workspace, it’s important to realize that the differences can have a major impact on the long-term bottom line. The main considerations include price, flexibility and acoustical privacy, and it is essential to make an educated comparison. Demountable…

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5 Private space ideas with movable walls

Enclosed private spaces are a necessity for any workplace, and movable walls offer the perfect framework to support focused work and rejuvenation. THE CHALLENGE The rise of the open floorplan created challenges for many employees. Did you know that we are interrupted every 3 minutes at work, and it can take up to 23 minutes…

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