French startup Café aims to help companies make a more seamless transition to hybrid work policies. However, it’s not your traditional desk-booking tool — instead, the company helps businesses see when workers are coming into the office so that users can plan their own schedules.
Companies are able to use the app with a simple calendar that divides workers into sections, such as working from home, coming into the office, etc. Then, users can simply log in what they plan to do, so scheduling meetings and planning in-person communication can be easier.
“We interviewed 150 companies and we realized companies faced the same issue after interviewing the first five companies.” said Tom Nguyen, cofounder and CEO. “They all use spreadsheets.”
Using the Café app, people can have a better understanding of the average amount of time workers spend in the office throughout the week.
Conveniently, the company’s mobile and web app has the ability to be integrated with other accounts so colleagues can see your status at all times. For instance, you can connect a Café account with Slack, that way your status on Slack is reflected in the Café app.
Currently, the company is working on being able to integrate the app with human resources systems so scheduling like vacations can be seen on Café.