CloudVO, the San Francisco-based online provider of Workplace-as-a-Service, offers its CloudTouchdown program to large corporations looking for solutions to support the evolving needs of enterprise workers. CloudTouchdown is designed to provide people who work-from-home the ability to check into a part-time office at a flexible location close to home with a subscription plan.
“Working from home is great, but sometimes the kitchen table does not do it anymore, and you may starve to work in a quiet and safe professional office,” said Laurent Dhollande, CloudVO CEO. “CloudTouchdown
passes give you Work-Near-Home when you need relief from Work-From-Home.”
With COVID-19, for many, going back to the corporate campus is not even an option. Companies like Google, Facebook, and many others have told their employees not to come back to the office until way into 2021. Others like Twitter have told them they could work remotely permanently.
A recent article in Psychology Today highlights that “those unable to cope with the upheaval that the virus has caused in their lives may be feeling somewhat stressed, lonely, exhausted, and, perhaps, overwhelmed –symptoms of what psychiatrists and psychologists sometimes refer to as “home office syndrome.”
A study released by The Stanford Institute for Economic Research in June quantified how challenging work-from-home is. Only 49% of responders said they can work privately in a room other than their bedroom. Only 36.3% of employees said they can work at home 100% of the time.
Karina Patel, CloudVO’s Director of Marketing said, “People have grown accustomed to working from home, which may work well most of the time, but not all of the time. A CloudTouchdown Pass gives them the opportunity to check into a peaceful private office close to home.”
CloudTouchdown Pass holders can select the location of their choice among the 900 venues affiliated with CloudVO. Venues are carefully vetted for their professionalism, amenities, customer reviews, and Health & Safety protocols.
A local pass costs less than $200/month for 20 credits. One credit can be redeemed for one hour of day office use in most locations. More credits are needed for meeting rooms, but small, quiet, and safe private offices do
the trick to provide welcome relief from work-from-home on a part-time, on-demand basis. Passes can also be purchased with 50 monthly credits at a higher price.
When asked who will pay for the CloudTouchdown Pass, Dhollande said, “We believe that most employers will respond favorably to a request from their employees to get a CloudTouchdown Pass. It’s 5 to 6 times less expensive than a dedicated office. They just need to ask.”
CloudVO believes that this concept of the CloudTouchdown Pass, specifically designed to supplement work-from-home, is the first of its kind anywhere in the nation and beyond. It works well for the sponsoring companies because they can budget a fixed amount each month per employee. It works well for employees to keep their sanity.