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The CO Lab: A Case of Collaboration

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BY Continental Office /

Earlier this year, we announced an exciting multi-year partnership as the Proud Work Environment Partner of the Columbus Blue Jackets. This partnership is highlighted by the CO Lab, a creative collaboration center and modern meeting room created by our team at Continental Office.

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Topics: Space Planning and Design

How Floor Maintenance Affects Your Lifestyle

Scott Bartlett

BY Scott Bartlett /

You drive your car around every day, mile-after-mile. And to keep it running smoothly, you need to take care of it—to get under the hood. No matter the make or model, it’s routine to get your oil changed in order to get where you’re going with ease.

But what would happen if you didn’t change your oil, or even changed it incorrectly?  The same principle applies to your commercial floors. Choosing a regular floor maintenance program might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you purchase your commercial floors, but it’s the secret to keeping them looking good and performing their best for years to come. 

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Floors, Commercial Flooring

Using Adaptive Reuse to Tell Your Brand Story

Nick Magoto

BY Nick Magoto /

If these walls could talk, what would they say? Transforming older buildings and repurposing them into something new, known as adaptive reuse, is the latest buzz-worthy renovation trend that is influencing how we look at design.

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Topics: Space Planning and Design

Build an Entire Space Quicker Than Ordering a Chair

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BY Continental Office /

Let’s go shopping for your dream workspace. What’s inside? Floor to ceiling glass walls for an open office feel? A chestnut mezzanine where you greet your clients? Let’s ring up your choices and see exactly how your finished space takes form and precisely how much it will cost. The best part—your space is completed faster than it takes to order a chair.

No, this isn’t a pitch for a new HGTV show. It’s prefabricated construction—our not-so-secret superpower that puts traditional construction timelines to shame.

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Topics: Prefab Construction

What You Should Know About Workplace Wellness

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BY Continental Office /

How to Foster Wellness in the Workplace

Employees who are physically active have lower healthcare costs, require less sick leave, and are more productive at work, according to a report prepared by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. There is no “one size fits all” program, but there are several ways to foster wellness for employees. It starts with a positive company culture, followed by the physical space and environment, and then reinforcing healthy habits and lifestyles.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness, Associate Experience

Is the Employee Experience Gen Z's Biggest Worry When it Comes to the Workplace?

Taylor Hodak

BY Taylor Hodak /

We talk a lot about the importance of the associate experience. It's important to create a positive one. That's why the associate experience is our #1 priority here at Continental Office. It affects all generations, but, in speaking with Gen Z specifically, they have some concerns. In fact, they have expressed a bit of apprehension that their future work environment won't reflect their own ethics and values. But why? A major source of this uneasiness is some believe there will be differences in ethics and morals across generations. See what our own interns, including myself,  from The Ohio State University have to say. 

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Topics: Associate Experience

Gen Z: What They Really Think About the Workplace

Taylor Hodak

BY Taylor Hodak /

Who is Gen Z? Are they really that different than other generations in the workplace? Do we need to plan differently and consider what their expectations will be as they continue to enter the full-time workforce? The answer is undoubtedly yes! It’s an exciting time, because for the first time in modern history, five generations now coexist in the workplace. In fact, by next year, Gen Z will account for 20% of the workforce. We spoke with our Gen Z interns from The Ohio State University to get their take on entering the workforce and how they think about space. 

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Topics: Associate Experience

Adaptive Reuse Brings History to Life

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BY Continental Office /

If these walls could talk, what would they say? The process of taking existing structures and turning them into modern facilities is the hottest trend in development right now. It's called adaptive reuse and it's changing the way we create meaningful spaces. Over the past ten years in the US alone, there's been more than 40,000 adaptive reuse projects.

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Topics: Branding, Space Planning and Design, Experiential Design, Creativity

Keep it Clean with Commercial Maintenance

Scott Bartlett

BY Scott Bartlett /

A bustling office, education, or even healthcare administrative space can become messy quickly. Because everyone is so busy these days, these messes may not get cleaned up right away or they're simply forgotten about. Even if you have a great janitorial staff, they likely don't have the time to deep clean all the nooks and crannies or even the floors on a consistent basis. The good thing is an easy solution that allows you and your team to focus on your work rather than constantly cleaning.

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Topics: Flooring, Furniture

How Financing Can Help You Build a Better Office

Bill Busteed

BY Bill Busteed /

Designing a new or remodeled office can be kind of a rollercoaster. First, there’s that long, stuttering climb toward a firm decision to take action. Then suddenly you’re on top in the sunlight, surveying the glowing possibilities spread before you like candles on a birthday cake.

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Topics: Furniture, Space Planning and Design

Download Great Spaces Spring/Summer 2019 - Continental Office's award winning magazine

FEATURED AUTHORS

Kenny McDonald

KENNY MCDONALD

PRESIDENT & CEO, COLUMBUS 2020
Amber Konkoli

AMBER KONKOLI

CREATIVE DESIGN DIRECTOR
Dustin Francis

DUSTIN FRANCIS

DIRECTOR, CONCRETE FINISHES
Marty Davis

MARTY DAVIS

GRAPHIC DESIGN DIRECTOR
Michael Sharp

MICHAEL SHARP

VP, SALES
Nannette Maciejunes

NANNETTE MACIEJUNES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART
Pam Blair

PAM BLAIR

EVP, HUMAN RESOURCES
Rachel Iannarino

Rachel Iannarino

VP, MARKETING
Scott Bartlett

SCOTT BARTLETT

VP, FLOOR MAINTENANCE GROUP
Sue Zazon

SUE ZAZON

REGIONAL PRESIDENT, HUNTINGTON BANK