As Thanksgiving gets closer, we all tend to find ourselves taking a step back to think about what we are thankful for. So in the spirit of the season, we at Red Thread decided to ask ourselves what we look forward to each day when we come to work. According to Business Insider, the average American spends 90,000 hours of their life working, so we all feel lucky to work in an environment that is supportive, flexible, collaborative, and has strong leadership. Below are just some of the things we are thankful for at work. What are you thankful for at your workplace? Let us know by commenting below!
WORKSPACE DESIGN AND FLEXIBILITY
Many in our community expressed gratitude for Red Thread’s inspiring workspace design. Creating a space that people actually look forward to going to every day is very important. Red Thread creates spaces that encourage engagement and allows us to choose where we want to work at any given moment.
“I am thankful for the company’s investment in a state-of-the-art work space that allows for engagement, collaboration and team work. We have a very cool place to spend our work day.” – Mark
“I am thankful to be inspired every day. The Boston WorkLife isn’t just a place to work, it more often becomes a source of motivation, a place to do my best thinking” – John
“I am thankful for the ability to choose my “best place to work”. This could mean within our Seaport office, another Red Thread location, a client’s site, or my home office. This affords me the required access to people, privacy, and technology. Plus, I get energized by working in different spaces surrounded by different people.” – Mike
“I’m thankful that Red Thread gives me choice and control over how I work. From the Workcafe, to a comfortable lounge setting, to a workstation, Red Thread’s Boston Worklife Center gives me the opportunity to not only work in a place that makes sense for the work I’m doing at that particular moment, but it also gives me the freedom to choose where I work and who I work with.” – Steve
STRONG AND CARING LEADERSHIP
Our leadership at Red Thread is something to be thankful for. Several people expressed being thankful for management that is encouraging, helpful, and understanding, and for the company’s investment in management tools.
“I am thankful that amidst high stress levels, my manager always finds a way to make me laugh and gives me perspective. I don’t often say it, but I truly appreciate his spontaneous humor and positive attitude.” – Karen
“I am thankful for my incredible department. The managers in Technology couldn’t be more understanding, appreciative, and willing to ensure that every member of our team is happy and supported in their role.” – Sara
“Since I have a distributed team, I’m thankful that Red Thread continues to invest in the latest technology that allows us to easily collaborate remotely” – Amy
“I am thankful for the culture of learning at Red Thread. Every senior employee I’ve ever encountered here has been eager to help me learn the business and make sure I’m moving in the right direction.” – Chris
“I am thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow in my new position, and for all the support I have received since starting with Red Thread.” – Faro
“I am thankful that I work in a company where Leadership is approachable and values my opinions and ideas.” – Jennifer
TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION
We had the most comments expressing gratitude for teams and coworkers. Everyone is grateful to work alongside such supportive, dedicated, and inspiring teams. Red Thread’s environment and leadership definitely fosters a collaborative environment where teams can thrive.
My thanks to a great team! I’m thankful to work for an organization filled with dedicated, creative, caring people. I’m also happy to be able to come into a place where people do great work and I can laugh several times a day. – Jeff
“I am thankful for being blessed with teams of dynamic, talented and passionate people who attack improvement opportunities and make a difference every day!” – Ray
“I am thankful for the team of employees that I get the opportunity to work with every day. They are dedicated and always willing to help when needed.” – Jen
“I’m thankful for a company that fosters learning, growth, and intellectual curiosity for its employees—this motivates me to be the best version of myself.” – Louise
“I am thankful to work with a group of great people that enjoy working together. We all work hard and treat each other in a respectful and collegial way.” – Orlando
“I am thankful to have the opportunity to work alongside a dedicated group of coworkers. Their can-do attitudes, teamwork and attention to detail are extraordinary.” – Dennis
Our Stamford, CT team is thankful for a great team and that we are able to work alongside a great group of people. No matter the challenge, we always come together to get the job done. And sometimes even have fun while doing it!” – Jason
“Every day I am grateful to be surrounded by such amazing coworkers, many of whom I’ve had the pleasure of knowing more than half my life. They are my encouragement and inspiration!” – Dawn
“I am thankful for the support of a great Project Management team always being there to help when dealing with challenges in the world of furniture.” – Jessica
What are you thankful for at work? We’d love to hear more in the comments below! And Happy Thanksgiving!