Downtown Works Launches Flex+ Program for Enterprises Seeking Flexible, Affordable Office Space for Remote Employees in San Diego County

As companies embrace working from home, challenges such as isolation, lack of business support services and collaboration spaces drive alternative office solutions for remote workers

Downtown Works, known for its contemporary, hospitality-inspired coworking spaces in Downtown San Diego’s Little Italy and Carlsbad, Calif., launched a new program designed for enterprises – Flex+. The flexible and affordable program is ideal for companies needing rotating office space, desks, audio/video-rich meeting rooms and business services. It comes with a host of amenities to support work-life balance for remote workers for one low, monthly membership price.

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The Flex+ automated reservation system allows for an almost unlimited number of employees to rotate within one or multiple private offices at a fraction of the cost of a commercial office rental. Meeting rooms are available to each member to reserve when needed. Downtown Works provides secure technology, business equipment infrastructure and concierge-like services delivered by professional community managers.

As companies embrace work from home policies, some employees see their chance to move to sunny locations such as San Diego. According to Gartner, 90% of HR leaders said employees would be allowed to work remotely even after COVID-19 vaccines are widely available. But inefficiencies, lack of collaboration, and employee isolation are some negative side effects of working entirely from home. Thrive Global reports 87% of those working and living alone struggle with loneliness, while 86% are looking for ways to stay connected. According to Gallup, burned-out employees are 63% more likely to take sick days and 2.6 times as likely to be actively seeking a different job. According to PWC, companies are recognizing some employees prefer having a place to go to work.

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“People are social creatures, even when working. Work from home eliminates spontaneous watercooler conversations or the ability to make professional connections and new friends,” says Wolf Bielas, managing partner of Downtown Works.

Seeing these shifts, Downtown Works decided to offer flexible offices with amenities and infrastructure for remote workers that also combat common pitfalls of a 100% remote workforce.

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