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Adaptive Reuse Brings History to Life

Continental Office

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

It's All About the Client Experience

Kim Bodrick

BY Kim Bodrick /

Experiences have become the focal point for many organizations. Over the past 35 years at Continental, I've watched first-hand as the client experience has evolved. 35 years ago it was a big deal to have an actual showroom with a wide selection of productions on display. Clients could literally walk in and shop, often leaving with something tangible in hand that same day. Having a showroom is really a thing of the past for us now, at least in the traditional sense. Gone are the days of those large presentation boards too!

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Topics: Living Office, Creativity

Maximizing Holiday Cheer While Engaging Your Associates

Rachel Iannarino

BY Rachel Iannarino /

The holiday season is here! It's time for eggnog, our favorite holiday movies, and holiday traditions! Goodwill and cheer is all around. Grandma's going to have an unfortunate run in with a reindeer, Ralphie may shoot his eye out, and the Griswald light show is in full swing! It also means your associates are beginning to reflect on the year and consider their overall job satisfaction. So what do today's workers love most about holidays in the office? Randstad USA  did a study that provides us with some tips about how we can continue to create great associate experiences and Forbes Human Resource Council give us some ideas to keep our teams engaged during this time of the year. We'll also share what we, at Continental, do to keep the holiday spirit going for our team.

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Topics: Associate Experience, Creativity

Creativity is a Work of Art

Nannette Maciejunes

BY Nannette Maciejunes /

The mission of the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) is to create great experiences with great art for everyone. Every day, we strive to connect people and art through exhibitions, collections, and engaged learning. One of the values that guides how we connect people and art is our commitment to celebrating, championing, and cultivating creativity.

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Topics: All Areas, Creativity

Even More Things You Didn't Know About Our Creative Associates

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BY Continental Office /

Just how valuable is creativity at work? Creativity is, by definition, the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. As more and more companies desire associates who think and work differently, the more important creativity at work is becoming. Organizations that are open to creative thinking are ahead of the curve. In fact, unlocking creative potential is the key to economic and societal growth. We've interviewed several of our own creative associates (here and here) to find out how expressing personal creativity makes a difference in their lives. Read about three more of our creative team members!

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Topics: All Areas, Creativity

More Things You Didn't Know About Our Creative Associates

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BY Continental Office /

It pays to invest in creativity at work. Three in four people believe there’s an increasing pressure to be productive rather than creative at work. Yet, more than half say there’s an increasing expectation to think creatively at work. The most successful and innovative companies are the ones that generate better ideas faster. When companies encourage and support creative thinking and creative work, the results are powerful. We recently interviewed three more of our freakishly creative associates to find out how expressing personal creativity makes a difference in their lives.

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Topics: All Areas, Creativity

Creativity at Work is Fundamental

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BY Continental Office /

Creativity is, by definition, the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. As more and more companies desire associates who think and work differently, the more important creativity at work is becoming. Organizations that are open to new ideas and new ways of thinking are ahead of the curve. In fact, unlocking creative potential is key to economic and societal growth. A global “State of Create” study conducted by Adobe reports that 70% of global respondents across North America, Europe, and Asia feel that being creative is valuable to society. Regardless of industry or geography, creativity is at the forefront of today's successful countries, cities, and workplaces.

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Topics: All Areas, Creativity

Things You Didn't Know About Our Creative Associates

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BY Continental Office /

Studies show that investing in creativity at work isn't just important, it's imperative. It goes beyond work too, as 70% of respondents in a global "State of Create" study conducted by Adobe feel that being creative is valuable to society. Associates at Continental Office do a lot of creative things at the workplace, but we know there's a lot of creativity within our walls that has nothing to do with what we do at work. We recently interviewed three of our freakishly creative associates to find out more about their unique talents.

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Topics: All Areas, Creativity

How to Drive Creativity and Culture in the Workplace

Colleen McLaughlin

BY Colleen McLaughlin /

The design of your space impacts both the creativity of your associates and your workplace culture. Where do you even begin when choosing how to design your space to cultivate these two important pieces of your workplace puzzle? Below are just a few key ways to jumpstart your space planning and design.

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Topics: All Areas, Creativity

How Can a Workspace Impact Creativity?

Nick Magoto

BY Nick Magoto /

It’s hard to imagine that one’s workplace can affect their creativity, but the truth is it does.

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Topics: All Areas, Creativity

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