Coworking Supports Mental Wellness, But We Can Do More

Mental illness used to be talked about in hushed voices behind closed doors. It was stigmatized and relegated to fringe conversations. The alarming rise in mental health issues has brought the topic of mental health and overall wellness from the fringes into the mainstream. But we still have work to do around destigmatizing it.

Nearly one in five U.S. adults (44.7 million people) lives with a mental illness. Of those, an estimated 56% don’t receive treatment. People who suffer from mental health issues, including depression and anxiety, often try to manage alone.

CloudVO Blog Coworking and World Mental Health Day Working alone is isolating

Coworking and Wellness
The coworking movement, at large, is making remarkable strides in supporting wellness and connection. Shared workspaces around the world prioritize well-being for members, through fitness programs, on-site yoga, meditation rooms, nap pods, wellness challenges, work-life balance programming and more. Steve King from Emergent Research argues that reducing loneliness is the new value proposition of coworking.

Workplace Wellness Emerges as a Core Theme NextSpace Coworking San Jose Wednesday Walkabout
NextSpace Coworking San Jose members walk to a local lunch spot together each week during their Wednesday Walkabout.
Workplace Wellness Emerges as a Core Theme in Coworking Spaces Treadmill EcosystmSF
Treadmills in coworking spaces to promote wellness in the workplace 

Mental Wellness in Shared Workspaces
There’s a growing notion in our industry that coworking spaces should contribute to our well-being—not just give us a place to work. Coworking is already ahead of traditional workplaces when it comes to member happiness and well-being.

Surveys of coworking space members found that 83% of respondents are less lonely since joining a coworking space; 89% report that they are happier since joining a coworking space; and 79% said coworking has expanded their social networks.

CloudVO Blog Coworking and World Mental Health Day Expand Social Networks
CloudVO Blog World Mental Health Day Coworking Reduces Loneliness

The Power of the Global Workspace Network
We are, as an industry, working to dismantle loneliness, and the growing wellness trend is heartening. The global coworking network is uniquely positioned to respond to member needs. What would it look like if we put the power of our network behind addressing mental well-being? We could do something truly remarkable.

Angel Kwiatkowski, Cat Johnson, Iris Kavanagh - Exhibiting The Power Of Being Vulnerable In A Group | Women Who Cowork
Angel Kwiatkowski, Cat Johnson, Iris Kavanagh – Exhibiting The Power Of Being Vulnerable In A Group | Women Who Cowork

Moves are being made in that direction, with increased focus on wellness at industry conferences, breakout sessions, small industry events and in-space conversations. Space operators are taking mental health first-aid courses, the CheckYoMate movement reminds us to check in on one another, and there’s a growing awareness around destigmatizing mental illness in coworking spaces as part of our movement to dismantle loneliness. But we could be doing more.

World Mental Health Day
October 10 is World Mental Health Day. The objective for the day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.

As the website explains, World Mental Health Day “provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.”

CloudVO Blog World Mental Health Day Coworking Creates Collaboration

So let’s talk about it. How do you address mental health in your space? How could members of the global coworking movement better harness the power of our network to bring more mental wellness to coworking? What mental health resources would you like to see, both in your own space and from the global coworking community? Contact us and let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

by Cat Johnson, storyteller and content strategist for the coworking movement.

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About CloudVO

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp., headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the  CloudMeetingRooms.com  and  CloudVirtualOffice.com  e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms in 700 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

The “new work” model

The CloudVO team recently sponsored and attended the 2018 Global Workspace Association (GWA) and NAIOP Flex Office Conference in Austin, Texas.

There were many fantastic presentations on the changing landscape of commercial real estate in this new Workspace-As-Service world.  However, Antony Slumbers, the keynote speaker was particularly impactful.

Flex Office Conference 2018 - Antony Slumbers

Mr. Slumbers laid out his view of the very real, and very rapid changes that are occurring in this latest revolution of work. He shared that the ‘old work’ model of structured, repeated and predictable work tasks will be automated and that 49% of all tasks our workforce currently does, falls under this model and will be automated. The future of work, “new work’ will include tasks that incorporate skills of design, imagination, inspiration, creation, empathy, intuition, innovation and collaboration’.  Our workspaces need to be available to make this new work workable…that is, be places that maximize the productivity of these ‘thought’ workers.

McKinsey quote from Antony Slumbers presentation at GWA Austin 2018

As approximately 70%+ of US workers work for companies with less than 500 people, this means that the corporate mega-headquarters (think of Facebook and Google campuses) are not an option for most workers. Flexible, workspace-as-a-service space need to be ready to cater to the needs of the ‘new workers’.  In fact, Mr. Slumbers tells us that currently 60% of large companies embrace the flexible workspace, outsourced model as an option for some of their space needs.

The trends for continued growth of this model are very favorable as is seen in explosion of sharing economy business models.  People no longer embrace ownership as in the past, they just want access, on their terms. In fact, the very motivation for businesses is not to own an office but to have a productive workforce. Ownership is only required to the extent it enhances the productivity of the employees.  This means, that for those of us operating in the shared services workspace industry…our job is not real estate, it isn’t even hospitality, it is something far more important and action-oriented – it is creating the place that enhances and allows the most productivity of our clients.

The ‘new work’ force actually makes the office more important, but creating the right experience to match the new skills and the new mindset is more complicated.  The success of our businesses will be decided upon which companies best create and curate space and services and are prepared to monitor, measure and shift, nearly on demand, to meet the needs of its clients.

This is exciting stuff, folks!

View Mr. Slumbers’ Keynote slide deck from the conference.


About CloudVO

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp., headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the  CloudMeetingRooms.com  and  CloudVirtualOffice.com  e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms in 700 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Workplace Wellness Emerges as a Core Theme of GCUC 2018

No longer a side conversation in the shared workspace industry, workplace wellness is now front and center. From small, neighborhood coworking spaces to scaled workspace brands with dozens (or more) of locations, workplace wellness is here.

Wellness was a core theme of GCUC 2018 in New York City last week. Wellness was covered in stage talks and panels, unconference sessions, planned breakout sessions and casual lobby chats.

Global Coworking Unconference Conference 2018 Opening Session

And it’s not all about warm and fuzzy, feeling good stuff. Workplace wellness contributes to productivity, long-term health, mental health, fitness levels, social connection and more.

Here are some of our favorite workplace wellness takeaways from GCUC 2018:

Think of the ways you can create wellness in your workspace. People should feel better when they walk in your door.

Design is important, but what matters is the people in your space. If they’re not happy and well, their work and your community will suffer.

It’s not enough to have a few yoga classes. You need to actively engage your community around personal and community wellness.

You can earn WELL Certification for your workspace to demonstrate that you put your people first. WELL Certification looks at seven areas: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind to assess the wellness factor of your space.

Workplace Wellness Emerges as a Core Theme in Coworking Spaces Treadmill EcosystmSF
During a visit to Ecosystm Coworking Space, we noticed members can get their heart rate pumping while staying productive on the treadmill.
Workplace Wellness in Coworking Spaces Pacific Workplaces San Mateo Courtyard
Pacific Workplaces San Mateo courtyard with wifi allows members to enjoy fresh air outdoors

Industrial chic is old news. Fabulous architecture and design are beginning to take a backseat to having a space with clean air, ergonomic furniture, standing and walking desks, natural light, healthy food, access to fitness services and a sense of comfort.

Workplace Wellness Emerges as a Core Theme NextSpace Coworking Berkeley standing desk
Standing desks plus lots of natural light at NextSpace Coworking Berkeley.

We’re facing a loneliness epidemic. Shared workspaces are nicely positioned to help dismantle loneliness, but space operators need to prioritize community building. It’s not a buzzword, it’s not something you commoditize and scale, it takes authentic connection day in and day out.

Workplace Wellness Emerges as a Core Theme NextSpace Coworking San Jose Wednesday Walkabout
NextSpace Coworking San Jose members walk to a local lunch spot together each week during their Wednesday Walkabout.

Mental illness needs to be talked about openly and honestly in shared workspaces. Depression and anxiety alone, two common forms of mental illness, are prevalent with young people, startups, independent freelancers and older professionals alike.

If you’re designing for magazines, you’re missing the point. Make sure your workspace is designed for humans, from the layout and desks to quiet areas, seating arrangements you can move around to keep things fresh.

You presumably have women in your workspace, but how woman-friendly is your space? Amenities including breast milk pumping rooms and feminine hygiene products in the restroom go a long way in making your female members feel supported and included.

Coworking spaces are about connections, community, people. Make sure you prioritize workplace wellness for the members of your space.

Workplace Wellness in Coworking Spaces Pacific Workplaces Palo Alto Community Members
Pacific Workplaces Palo Alto community members just enjoying being together.

Leave a  comment below about what you’re doing specifically to promote wellness in your coworking space.

Not a CloudVO partner yet? We would love to add you to our growing network of 700 locations around the globe. Visit us at:  www.CloudVO.com  to list your location for free.

By Cat Johnson, content strategist and coworking member of NextSpace in Santa Cruz, CA.


About CloudVO

CloudVO   is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the   CloudMeetingRooms.com     and   CloudVirtualOffice.com    e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms in 700 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

CloudVO Announces March Instagram Contest: Whose Got Team Spirit?

We know our community of shared office space and coworking operators have teams that love working together. Here’s your chance to show off your love for one another through our Whose Got Team Spirit Instagram Contest starting March 5, 2018. 
So gather your teams and community members and start snapping!CloudVO Team Spirit Instagram Contest
Here are the contest details so you can get in on the fun:
1. Contest begins March 5th, 2018.
2. Follow @CloudVO_ on Instagram
3. Post a pic of your coworking community that shows off your team spirit.
4. Tag us in the post and use the hashtag #CloudVOTeamSpirit
5.  Contest open to all Workspace Providers within the United States. Multiple entries accepted. Contest closes 11:59pm PST on March 19th.

6. Winner announced on IG on March 23, 2018.

What’s the prize?
The photo that best shows off their team spirit will win a pizza party on us. That’s right! We will buy lunch for your entire team, so keep your favorite local pizzeria in mind when you post that team photo!

We are excited to see your posts and get a feel for the awesome camaraderie we know you all share.  So get creative, have fun, and show off that team spirit!

Questions? Feel free to DM us on Instagram: @cloudvo_

About CloudVO

CloudVO  is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the   CloudMeetingRooms.com     and   CloudVirtualOffice.com    e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms in 700 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

How to Curate Community in a Space with Private Offices: 15 Tips for Shared Workspace Operators

In open coworking spaces, casual networking and connections take place throughout out the day. People sit near each other, they ask each other questions, they share resources, they visit over coffee. By being in the same space, community-building happens naturally.

But what about shared workspaces that have a lot of private offices? How do you curate community when a majority of members are working alone, or with their team, in an office separated from the common space?

Here are 15 tips for curating community in a workspace with private offices, including several pro tips from Lori Campbell, community manager of Pacific Workplaces, our partner location in Sunnyvale, California. Campbell manages 15,000 square feet and 51 full-time offices in her space and is still a community builder extraordinaire.

1. Introduce New Workspace Members
When a new member joins your workspace, whether as a coworking member or an office member, introduce them to existing members. By breaking the ice for new members, you accelerate their transition into the community and help them start building their network of friends and professional connections.

“Members feed off the other members’ personalities,” says Campbell. “When we have a new coworking member, virtual office member, or office member, I introduce them around, and tell our existing members to make them feel at home. That’s an icebreaker.”

2. Make Sure the Community Manager is Accessible
In her Sunnyvale space, Campbell sits in the open area so, as she explains, “members can’t help but see me.” She’s able to greet members and guests, make connections between people and start group conversations.
“I describe our environment as electric,”  says Campbell. “Once I make the introductions between people, it takes off from there.”

Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Coworking Space Community Manager Extraordinare
Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Coworking Space Community Manager Lori is accessible to members and always welcoming (clearly!)

3. Celebrate the Seasons and Holidays
Seasonal and holiday events are a great excuse to get members out of their office and into the common space. Campbell advises celebrating major holidays, as well as inviting members to suggest holiday or cultural events and celebrations.

Celebrations in Sunnyvale include St. Patrick’s Day, the winter holiday season and the 4th of July, as well as Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras, and international celebrations.

Pacific Workplaces Coworking Space Sunnyvale Community Member Event International Holiday Mixer
Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Coworking Space International Holiday Event
Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Shared Workspaces 4th of July Member Event
Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale 4th of July Member Event

4. Host Impromptu Events
One of Campbell’s best tips is to host impromptu socials. She and her Pacific Workplaces team have hosted wine tastings with cheese and grapes, lunch socials and community breakfasts, where they cook eggs and bacon for everyone.  “Everyone comes out of their offices to join in those, Campbell says with a laugh.

Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Shared Workspace Wine Tasting Member Event
Wine Tasting Member Event at Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Coworking Space

5. Be Creative with Event Ideas and Let the Community Help
“I call my mind Disneyland,” Campbell says. “I think of the craziest things to do and our coworking members and office members are onboard with my madness.” She advises letting members suggest events for the community and explains that one of the most fun community-building things they’ve done was a mannequin challenge, which was suggested by a member. Plans are in the works for a 1970s disco party, another idea suggested by a member.

Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Coworking Space At The Beach Event
Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Coworking Space ‘At The Beach’ Event
Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Coworking Space Game Night Member Event
Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale ‘Game Night’ Member Event

6. Create a Member Wall in Your Workspace
A member wall in your coworking space lets people see who their fellow members are and what they do. Member walls can also be informal networking tools so when a member needs a service or product, they can see, at-a-glance, if there’s an office member or coworking member who might be able to help them.

7. Know Your Community and the Culture of Your Workspace
Every shared workspace is different, and every workspace community is different. Some spaces are informal and casual, while others are more traditional business spaces. Workspace staff should have a good understanding of the community in your space and its unique culture. This way, events, communications and connections are relevant to members and aligned with the culture of the space.

The Sunnyvale Pacific Workplace has a lot of mature, established businesses, including attorneys, financial planners and CPAs, as well as startup members in the coworking area. For her community, Campbell has found that members prefer surprise socials and traditional holiday socials to regular networking events, such as weekly happy hour.

“The socials give them something to look forward to without burning them out,” she says.

Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Coworking Space High Tea Member Event
Coworking members of Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale enjoy ‘High Tea.’

8. Celebrate the Diversity in Your Workspace
Shared workspaces, including those with a lot of private offices, cater to a diverse array of professionals and personality types. Make sure all your members, regardless of what they do, where they’re from, who they are, and whether they’re introverted or extroverted, feel welcome in your space.

“We go the whole nine yards with celebrations,” says Campbell. For example, the team decorated the entire common area for the community’s Cinco de Mayo social. “It seems over the top, but members love it.”

For one social, a member prepared dosa, which is an Indian pancake that’s rolled like a taco. For an upcoming Culture of Celebration day in the space, Campbell encourages members to walk in another person’s shoes by wearing traditional clothing from a culture different from one’s own.

Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Shared Workspace Dosa Event
Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale coworker and Community Coordinator Lauren making dosas.
Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Shared Workspace Cinco de Mayo Member Event
Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Shared Workspace Cinco de Mayo Event.

9. Greet Members, Clients and Guests
When the workspace staff greets office members, coworking members, clients and guests, they set a tone of welcoming and belonging. Campbell says she focuses on making sure whoever is in the space feels comfortable, relaxed and welcome.

“Whoever walks in the door,” says Campbell, “is greeted with a smile and asked if they want coffee.”

10. Get Members Invested in the Safety and Wellness of the Space
Creating community in a shared workspace means that members look out for one another and they care about the space. This is a benefit to members and the community as a whole. As one Pacific Workplaces team member explained, “We don’t need a security guard because we have 300 security guards.”

11. Communicate with Office Members and Coworking Members
Communication is key to building community. This communication can be via email, in-person conversations, flyers in the space, whiteboard notices, etc.

“We have constant reminders about things,” says Campbell. “When members walk in the door, we remind them that we have a social coming up and we encourage them to take out their phone and put it on their calendar so they don’t forget. We do have some introverted members who are very shy, and we have some coworking members who work from midnight to 7 a.m., so we make a point of letting them know we have a social coming up and asking them to join us.”

12. Engage New Members
Existing office members of a shared workspace likely already know how and when to connect with people in the space. New members may need a little guidance. If there’s an event or other community gathering in the space Campbell makes a point of reminding new and established members, in-person, that something’s taking place. NextSpace Santa Cruz, a coworking space powered by Pacific Workplaces, has a chime that community managers ring whenever there’s an event, speaker or happy hour in the space. This way, everyone, including new members, is made aware of any gatherings or events.

13. Community-building at Lunchtime
People are busy, and members of shared workspaces, whether private office members or coworking members, are busy and focused on their own businesses. But everyone has to eat, so lunchtime is a good time to invite members of the community to connect. This way, members who can’t stay in the space for an evening event can still network and connect with fellow members.

Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Coworking Space Soup Day Member Event
Soup Day Event during the lunch hour at Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Coworking Space

14. Encourage Informal Networking Conversations
Informal group conversations can lead to network connections, referrals and closer connections between community members. Campbell advises simply engaging people in a conversation in the common area. These conversations often grow into what she describes as “informal round table discussions.”

“I’ll just keep the dialogue going,” Campbell says. “That’s how most of our discussion and networking happens.”

15. Create a Comfortable Environment
If your workspace is comfortable and inviting, office members and coworking members will want to spend time in it. Greet people, make human connections and introduce community members. The community manager sets the tone in a shared workspace and they are key to cultivating community—especially in spaces with a high concentration of private offices. There’s no reason office members can’t be as engaged in a workspace community as coworking members are.

“Create a professional environment,” says Campbell, “but make sure it has a cohesive feeling where everybody is nice and everybody is saying hello.”

Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Coworking Space Member Community
Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale Community Manager Lori, and Community Coordinator Lauren (both wearing reindeer ears), set the tone for a vibrant and welcoming member community.

Learn how to join the CloudVO family of 650 shared workspaces around the globe at www.CloudVO.com. Partnering is free and easy!


About CloudVO

CloudVO  is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the   CloudMeetingRooms.com     and   CloudVirtualOffice.com    e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms in 700 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

CloudVO Matches Football Pool Donation for Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief

Today, CloudVO donated $410 to the Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Effort of the American Red Cross, 10% of the initial money raised by the CloudTouchdown Football Pool, which gathered an all-time record of 164 participants. CloudVO matched the 10% that is we also committed to gift to the Boys and Girls Club of America. The remaining 90% of pool funds will be distributed in prize money for winning participants throughout the NFL Season. CloudTouchdown Football Pool CloudVO, previously donated funds to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, and with so much need following the Irma disaster, additional funds are clearly necessary. We realize that $410 is not much, but every little bit will help, and we are thankful to so many CloudVO partners, employees, and friends who made significant contributions during our previous appeal, though, in this arena kudos of every sort must be given to the tremendous fundraising efforts by JJ Watt and his foundation, which reached the $30 million mark last Saturday and surpassed $32 million today!

What a way for NFL players themselves to step up. Go Football!!!! We encourage all of you to continue to participate in this effort.

Hurricane Irma: Disaster Relief & Donations

If you’ve joined the CloudTouchdown Football Pool, please mail a $25 check to the address below: CloudTDCommish 201 Spear St #1100 San Francisco, CA 94105

Join the CloudTouchdown Football Pool and Help The Harvey Relief Effort

It’s that time of year again! Join the CloudTouchdown Football pool. Invest $25 and 5 minutes of your time to set yourself up in the pool and compete against Coworking operators and members all season long.

Last year we distributed thousands of dollars of cash prizes, donated hundreds of dollars to the Boys & Girls Club of America, and had a lot of fun in the process. This year CloudVO will also match the pool donation to the Boys & Girls Club with a donation to the Red Cross to benefit the Harvey Relief Effort. This Harvey donation will not be taken out of the pool but contributed directly by CloudVO, which means that 90% of the money raised will be distributed to the weekly and season-wide winners, like in past years.

CloudVO annual football for partners and members

Interested in joining the fun this year? All teams must be registered by the NFL season kick off on Thursday, September 7th, 2017.
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If you would like to join our football pool, please see the details and instructions from our CloudTouchdown Football Commissioner below.

Feel free to forward to friends and to address any questions to: CloudTouchdownCommish@gmail.com

Good reasons to join:

  1. Only $25.00 for the whole season
  2. Pick the NFL game winners every week
  3. Easy: if you don’t have time one week, the system will do it randomly for you
  4. Weekly Prizes
  5. Top 5 at the end of the season get BIG prizes
  6. Help our Youth: 10% of the money raised will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America – the rest is entirely distributed as prizes

This year we will be using RunYourPool.com – a new website that we think has a better interface. If you have a log-in from last year, you will have to create a new username and password since this is a different interface.

This website allows us to set our own pool options and enter our own weekly picks. Each week, after picks have been entered, RunYourPool generates a spreadsheet with all the picks of our pool. As the games are played the spreadsheet is automatically updated reflecting points earned for each winning game. Points are totaled each week and tracked for the season for all the players of our pool.

Register:

  1. Follow registration instructions at:
    http://www.runyourpool.com/join/pool
  2. To become a Player in our pool you must first create a team/userID using the link above, then email your name and contact info to CloudTouchdownCommish@gmail.com to confirm that you have registered as a player, and so we know where to send the prizes!

How to enter the week 1 picks:

1. After your register, LOG IN at http://www.runyourpool.com/join/pool
2. Click on “Your picks” tab at the top
3. Click on the “Make Your Picks” option for that given week. You should see the list of games for that week. Choose the winners of each game by
clicking and dragging the games up or down to reflect your level of confidence in the winner of that game (16 being the most confident, and 1 the least confident). Note: If you don’t like the drag & drop functionality, you can change your picksheet version to drop down boxes.
4. Click “Submit Picks”
5. Repeat Steps above to make you Picks each week.

I am in a rush this week, how do I let the system do it for it for me?

  1. Do nothing and the system will assign points based on the favorite of each game.
  2. Or, if you want, you can make your picks in advance, all the way throughout the season!

Pool Prize Distribution:

  • Roughly 50% of the prize money goes to the weekly winners – expect the weekly winner to get anywhere between $25 and $50, depending upon the number of participants.
  • The rest of the prize money will form the Season Winners Prize Pool
  • The Season Winners Prize Pool will be distributed as follows:- 45% to 1st place- 25% to 2nd place- 15% to 3rd place- 10% to 4th place- 5% to 5th place

Good luck to all!

Your Pool Manager,

CloudTouchdownCommish CloudTouchdownCommish@gmail.com


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms over 600 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Join CloudVO in Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Residents are helped from a boat after being rescued from their flooded homes from Tropical Storm
Residents are helped from a boat after being rescued from their flooded homes from Tropical Storm. Photo from Washington Examiner. August 28th, 2017.

Like so many of you, all of us at CloudVO are deeply saddened by the recent natural disaster that has overtaken so much of Southern Texas and eastern regions of Louisiana. We know that Hurricane Harvey will tax the resources and the needs of our fellow citizens that live and work in the affected area.

At CloudVO, we are fortunate that our staff has not been directly affected by this, but we know that so many of our members, partners, and partner’s clients are dealing with the historic implications attached to this horrible disaster. We are bolstered by the scenes on TV and the stories of neighbors helping neighbors. There are so many wonderful stories of personal sacrifice by citizens giving aid to those in need. The effort ahead is massive and if everyone that is able to give a little, businesses and families can rebuild.

Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month. Photo from ABC News. August 29th, 2017.
Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month old. Photo from ABC News. August 29th, 2017.

Community, sharing, and global networking are the core elements of our business. Coworking and shared services are our reason for being. We need to support these elements in all its forms. For that reason, CloudVO is making a donation to the American Red Cross and our staff members are individually donating to the fund as well.

Hurricane Harvey: Disaster Relief & Donations

 

We invite any of our friends who would like to join us in this combined effort to do so by simply clicking the button above. No effort is too small. After all, small change eventually adds to huge results.

From all of us at CloudVO, thank you! Harvey has already shown us that the spirit of collective generosity continues to exist between neighbors near and far.


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms over 600 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Keep Calm…We’re Back!

The Global Workspace Association (GWA) Flexible Office Conference is headed to Miami from September 11-13 and so are we! Stop by our booth and find out how to:

  • Leverage our Global Network and compete with Regus
  • Increase Coworking, Virtual Office, and Meeting Room revenue
  • Resell CloudVO Phone Answering Services
  • Access free resources specific to shared workspace operators

There’s more, but we can’t spill all the beans just yet. In the meantime, check out our Resource Center.

Workspace Provider Resource Center

Haven’t registered yet?  Don’t wait! It’s from September 11-13 at 1 Hotel in South Beach. Wondering if the GWA Flexible Office Conference is right for you? If you are a workspace operator, a shared workspace user, or a shared workspace service/technology provider – this conference is for you!

Register for the Conference

If you have any questions about attending or registering, please contact Tracy Wilson at Tracy@CloudVO.com. We can’t wait to see you soon!


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the  CloudMeetingRooms.com  and  CloudVirtualOffice.com  e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 600 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

CloudVO Announces Sponsorship at GCUC in NYC

CloudVO is thrilled to announce its sponsorship at the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC pronounced ‘juicy’) which begins on May 5th in New York City.  GCUC supports the coworking movement which has experienced explosive growth in recent years.  Attendees can expect to experience three days’ worth of educational and fun experiences including keynote speakers, group outings, panel sessions, and an unconference portion where participants ‘drive’ the discussion.  There is no pre-defined agenda or structure, which allows attendees to have an informal exchange of ideas about the topics they feel are most relevant.

CloudVO was also a sponsor at GCUC in 2016 and decided on a second term since the event offers a great forum to provide resources to those in the shared workspace industry.  Many GCUC participants are first-time attendees, so it’s a chance for newcomers to visit our booth and meet the team.  The personal interaction is a great opportunity to educate participants on how partnering with resellers like Davinci Virtual and CloudVO can increase their marketing reach and help grow their membership base.  Many coworking operators are just starting out, so partnerships with value-added resellers can really expand their service offering.  CloudVO has a global network of over 600 locations which partner operators can also offer to its members.  Resources like this can be particularly appealing for mobile workers.

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CloudVO CEO, Laurent Dhollande, shares ideas with an intimate group at GCUCUSA 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.

GCUC is also a chance for coworking operators to learn about the many other resources at their disposal.  For instance, Virtual Offices can not only be a very profitable source of revenue for a coworking center, but also a source of very desirable traffic.  Our Operator  Resource Center  offers information on how coworking operators can increase their virtual office and meeting room business, along with a wealth of other data-driven material delivered via webinars and white papers.

With the event less than a month away, our team is looking forward to another great sponsorship experience.  We can’t wait to catch up with old friends and meet new faces.  This year’s GCUC USA in NYC is sure to be jam-packed with invaluable content and resources.  Let the countdown begin.

For more information specific to workspace providers, check out our LinkedIn Workplace-as-a-Service™ discussion group and join the conversation.


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the  CloudMeetingRooms.com  and  CloudVirtualOffice.com  e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 600 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.