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Creating Spaces with All 5 Senses in Mind

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BY Continental Office /

You might not consider consulting your senses before creating or redesigning your workplace – but perhaps you should! An environment that engages the senses provides a more natural and intuitive experience for your associates and visitors. Need some inspiration to get started? Here are some ideas around how you can create workspaces that utilize all five senses.

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

How to Catalyze Your Workplace for Growth

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BY Continental Office /

Have you ever heard that change is inevitable but growth is optional? No matter how much we might sometimes try to avoid it, change will always come our way. It’s how we respond to that change that shows what we’re truly made of. This applies to every facet of our lives, including our workspaces. Herman Miller’s latest report, How to Catalyze Your Workplace for Growth, expresses the importance of utilizing research about your people and their work to inform your office design, as this becomes a powerful tool for organizational growth. Enter Living Office, a research-based placemaking approach that ignites powerful workplace transformations.

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Topics: All Areas, Living Office

Where Workplace Design and VR Intersect

Maddie Davis

BY Maddie Davis /

The workplace is no longer someplace you go to strictly do work; it’s a place to have an experience. In increasing numbers, organizations are realizing the importance of workplace design that keeps employees happy and productive. We recently conducted a study where we surveyed 262 employed respondents in the Midwest/Mid-Atlantic regions and found the top four things associates want at work are flexible settings, better communication, a healthy workplace, and the right technology.

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

Case Study: Talisman Capital

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BY Continental Office /

Talisman Capital opened a small satellite office with a blank canvas. We helped them turn their work space into a home-like environment. Natural light spills into the open space and local artwork brings in splashes of color. You have to see it to believe!

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

What is Presenteeism?

Pam Blair

BY Pam Blair /

We all know what absenteeism is and how costly it can be for businesses. But have you heard about its far costlier cousin, presenteeism?

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Topics: All Areas, Workplace Wellness

8 Chairs You Need to Know

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BY Continental Office /

Herman Miller's high-performance work chairs empower the body, so people stay comfortable as they work. Natural balanced movement, total spinal support, and a dynamic fit combine to give each chair the DNA it needs to perform. Learn more about these eight chairs you need to know!

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Topics: Furniture, Seating

6 Idea-Starters for Healthier Workplaces

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BY Continental Office /

Gone are the days where health is strictly something to be considered on an employee’s own time. Workplaces today that want to be attractive and competitive need to consider a holistic approach to life at the office. A great way to keep associates healthier and happier is to incorporate wellness into the workplace experience. Here are some of our favorite ideas to get you started!

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Topics: All Areas, Workplace Wellness

Interior and Graphic Designers: Two Peas in a Pod

Spearheading the design of the most dynamic spaces today are two seemingly unlikely partners: interior designers and graphic designers. In the past, it was less common to see these two roles working side-by-side. That’s quickly changing as companies look to create holistic workspaces that provide a consistent experience – from their website presence down to the design details found in their physical space. It starts with getting all designers on the same page, regardless of whether they’ll be working on floor plan layouts or environmental graphics.

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Topics: All Areas, Space Planning and Design

A Work Space Inventory: You Audit Do One

Michael Sharp

BY Michael Sharp /

Creating great spaces that work for associates is hard work in and of itself. What if you could take the guesswork out of it? What if you could find out what your associates truly need and how they actually work?

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Topics: Services, Space Planning and Design

What Work-Life Balance Means Today

Nick Magoto

BY Nick Magoto /

The concept of “work-life balance” is changing. We used to think of it as simply making sure we spent as much time doing things outside of work, called “life”, as we did at work. However, the concept is now shifting to incorporate “life” as part of the work day. Workplace environments today are designing places and spaces that facilitate positive associate and client experiences, and blending fun into the environment itself to help foster productivity and creativity.

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Topics: All Areas, Workplace Wellness

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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