A Recipe for Success. Finding a Better: ______ .

Finding a better: ____. What have you done today that has made ___ better? Interesting proposed statements for the beginning of a blog…

We recently received a ‘fun-loaded’ book that highlights the Comfort Research company culture. Their beliefs in finding a better way, expecting the best and doing the right thing are not only concepts they apply to company work ethic, but strive to apply in their everyday lives. We are so excited to tell you more.

According to their LinkedIn page, Comfort Research is an alternative seating furniture company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They travel the globe for inspiration in their product lines, creating seating options that are comfortable, well designed and inspiring at a great value. You may have recognized their products such as Fuf Chairs (okay, who doesn’t need a 7 foot XXL bean bag chair?), Big Joe (dorm room convenience, it even has a drink holder for late night… soda drinking) or bagimals for kids (Dawson the Dog, Oscar the Owl, Maya the Monkey…can these get any cuter?).

Now that there is an understanding for a few of their products, we want to educate you on their views on one of our favorite topics (drumroll, please)…sustainability! Due to Comfort Research’s sustainability efforts, 198,840 pounds of waste have been saved from the landfill and 52,195.50 KWH of electricity created from unrecyclable materials at their facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan alone (and this was only in the first nine months of their Green Program!). Here are other facts from their book:

· Big Joe’s SmartMax fabric is made using recycled materials

· The special formula UltimaX bean filling is made of 80% polystyrene materials

· UltimaX fiber fill is made from 100% recycled soda bottles

· Fuf foam is made from 100% post-consumer materials

In addition to the development of fun and exciting new products, Comfort Research’s company culture is one to highlight. Their ‘recipe for success’ includes various company activities including ugly sweater contests, softball games, summer picnics, Nascar day…and of course, their annual Recipe for Success Meeting where business goals are set amongst toys and sombreros (to name a few).
To all those at Comfort Research, thank you for sharing the story of your company culture with the world. Not only your products but the working environment you have created has set a standard for all companies who seek their own ‘recipe for success’.

To view the entire first volume of Comfort Research: Comfort Manifesto: http://comfortresearch.com/2015-manifesto/

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