An increasing number of professionals around the world are working remotely (at least part-time) for the near future. Because most employees didn't have the time to prepare for this big change, many of us weren't prepared with the tools we needed to make working remotely efficient. Even if you have moved on from your kitchen table and now have a proper desk and chair, it's important to remember that we all need a bit of time for ourselves and our health (including mental) needs to be a priority. Here's some ways you can get creative with your self-care strategies.Read More
The numbers don't lie: your team wants to return to the workplace, at least part-time. Whether it's a hybrid model (as we're seeing with our schools), back in phases, or whatever format fits your needs, we know the office isn't dead, and you're likely planning for a future where your team can collaborative safely together.
But, like many of our clients, you're probably facing some up-hill battles and complexities that don't make your return a breeze. How do you rearrange desks and workstations? Do you put up plexiglass dividers or barriers? How will your team be able to exist and work safely in one space, and what will you do to ensure their safety is above all else?Read More
So, you're taking a look at your workplace, and you're realizing something: now that people are working remotely (part-time or fully), and now that people in the workplace are distanced and separated, you're left with too much furniture for current needs.Read More
It's the question on many minds: "when my team returns to the office, what will that look like?" Think about your space for a moment. Will you need all of the furniture you have? What will you do if you have too much or too little? How are you arranging your space to keep safe distances, and how will you keep that space clean and safe for your team?Read More
It's the question on every parent's mind: "How will my child stay safe and healthy in a school environment?"
As our children prepare for the school year, we know things will be different. Whether they're fully remote, fully in-school, or a hybrid of both, our learning environments are going to look and feel a little different, but that doesn't mean they have to distract from a child's learning! In these fast-changing times, we're staying attentive to the latest research to design safer classrooms with the right kind of furniture and technology to help keep our kids as safe as they can be. Check out what some of our schools are adopting to make safer spaces:Read More
You need to make a phone call, but you don't want to disturb the whole office. You need a soundproof space to work or call from, but that just doesn't exist in your current area (or at least, not without leaving the building). Maybe you need a quick team huddle, virtually or in-person, and you don't want others to overhear, to disrupt anyone else, or to be disturbed by ambient noises.Read More
73% of professionals said they would be more comfortable working from home if they had a better home office setup, according to our recent Return to Work Survey. Products like an ergonomic chair, a sit-to-stand desk, and monitor arms aren't just luxuries or wish-list items - they're the key to working productively, and they're what will keep you working harder, smarter, and longer without strain! But how do you know if your set-up is truly ergonomic?Read More
The world of Esports Arenas and competitive video gaming may be new to some, but it’s a burgeoning industry that’s only growing in popularity! Esports, or “electronic sports” games, have been around for years, though only recently has their presence in mainstream media (even coverage from outlets like ESPN) grown to such heights – now, a $1+ Billion industry! With all that growth comes spaces designed specifically to foster gaming abilities and competitive events, and that’s where we come into play; let’s dive deeper into more of what these Esports Arenas are and how Continental Office is creating these unique spaces to help them grow!Read More
Whether you’re planning your return to the office soon or are already there, the workspace lives on with new changes to keep us safe! Safety signage tells us where to go and how to use our new spaces, and reconfiguring furniture and areas helps us keep 6-foot distances, but what about larger changes? In these rapidly changing times, spending the time and money to construct permanent walls and other fixtures turns into an expensive decision that will likely have to change again as time goes on, so what can you do that will help your space (and team) both now and in the future?Read More