Ryan and I started Haekka because we experienced the challenge of delivering and tracking training of a remote team. Six years ago, when we tried to solve this challenge, we wrote our own training and tracked it using a mix of tools - Google Sheets and Jira primarily. Fast forward to 2021 and there are tons of companies that now need to deliver and track training of a remote team.
At Haekka, we bet on workflow tools such as Slack and Teams as the hubs of work for companies. That bet has paid off. Covid, and work-from-home (WFH), has accelerated the adoption of workflow tools. With the widespread adoption of these tools, new use cases are emerging. And those use cases are driven by the conversational nature of Slack and Teams.
Shifting to remote work and migrating to workflows anchored on Slack and Teams requires rethinking how things are done. We want to help company leaders as they rethink how work is done. In that vein, we recently published two new guides to help rethink remote work.
The first guide is focused on the new cybersecurity considerations related to remote employees. Shifting to remote work changes the threat landscape for companies. Most importantly, it shifts the perimeter from the office network to employees’ homes, coffee shops, and AirBnbs. The need to provide employees with the tools and knowledge to be vigilant and secure has never been higher. This is a great guide for security and tech leaders at companies managing a remote workforce.
The second guide goes deep into how to bring employee training to a remote environment. Training is more important than ever when work shifts from office to remote. But engaging employees who are not present can be a huge challenge. Creatively adapting existing content to new tools is a must, as is a broader rethinking of the type of content used to train employees. We see this as an opportunity to massively improve how employees are trained in 2021 and beyond.
Haekka is a training platform built for remote work. All content is delivered via Slack (Teams coming soon). If you’re interested in giving it a try for free, install it in your Slack instance today.