Best for NYC: Hearing It Firsthand

I mentioned Red Rabbit in a previous Best for NYC Challenge post. Why read my comments when you can hear about them directly?    

Best for NYC: Best Practices

It turns out that I’m not done discussing recycling as part of the Best for NYC Challenge. The furniture in our office consists of a desk and a table for each employee, some extra tables in our conference space, chairs, bookcases, and a couple of feeling cabinets. The desks, tables, and bookcases are all reused steel furniture. …

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Best for NYC: Other Companies

For today’s Best for NYC Challenge post, I’d like to call out Ecobags. Like Red Rabbit, Ecobags does not directly intersect with OSE’s work, but their goal of providing useable and reusable alternates to plastic bags is one we like a lot.

Best for NYC: Our Core

I saved the best for last this week. I want to talk about what Old Structures does and how it relates to the Best for NYC Challenge. We are structural engineers, but we do not have a general practice. For years I have defined our niche in casual conversation as “general structural engineering for buildings …

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Best for NYC: Best Practices

In the context of the Best for NYC Challenge, I mentioned a few days ago the idea of incrementally improving our company rather than making drastic changes. One simple change that we made: we stopped counting sick days. Doing so means that management and employees have to trust one another. We trust that if someone …

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