LaaS – Leadership as Service– is a holistic and agile way to support individuals and teams’ self-organization and lead employee experience in a modern way.
You can start using the cloud-based LaaS toolkit’s different components flexibly one step at a time:
The online store brings together all the support provided by the organization for both individuals and teams. The visualized results and service recommendations guide the service users to the right course of action.
The future of work requires new tools and thinking
The world of work is changing more rapidly than ever. We met this challenge at our birth home, tech company Vincit, when we had to find more agile, holistic, and tailored ways to support individuals and teams. Since there were no ready-made solutions available, we had to come up with one ourselves. Awarded as The Best Workplace in Europe, Vincit turned its well-being model into a product. LaaS Company was born of a desire to bring the effective tools available for every workplace.
The goal of modern leadership is to serve each person individually and provide support that prioritizes individual needs.
It all starts with employees
The goal of modern leadership is to serve each person individually and provide support that prioritizes individual needs. LaaS is based on a service model that increases a sense of autonomy, where everyone from millennials to those nearing retirement can choose the support that meets their particular needs.
LaaS helps the staff to lead their own well-being and competence actively and make smarter decisions. In this way, the responsibility is not left in the supervisors’ hands alone but distributed across the entire organization. Individuals get data that helps them understand the big picture and ask for support where it is actually needed—also in those areas of life that are not directly related to work but affect work performance.
In this model, everyone is not offered the same standard solution. Instead, each individual gets the support they need at any given time. This way, the resources of your organization are allocated more effectively and productively. At its best, individual support is both cost-effective and beneficial to the well-being of employees.
Lead the big picture
LaaS combines all the essential aspects of well-being and supports holistic leadership on an individual, team, and organizational level.
Lead the big picture instead of silos
Many HR tools guide you to lead in silos, even though work performance is the sum of several factors. LaaS combines the key components of well-being and supports holistic leadership on an individual, team, and organizational level, helping you identify the connections between different factors and get to the root causes of issues.
LaaS provides and visualizes data, not only for HR and management but first and foremost for employees themselves. A more holistic understanding of one’s own situation, career development, and well-being gives employees a sense of control. Insight into the collective strategy increases a sense of purpose in one’s work.
Data views and AI recommendations help individuals, teams, supervisors, HR, and management to do the right thing.
Instead of guessing, lead with data
The management of well-being, competence, and employee experience requires as strong and systematic a take as any other business division. HR development work often means setting up committees and brainstorming projects, campaigns, and initiatives. These are all well-intentioned but often based on mere guesses. Are we doing the right thing? And if we are, why? Who benefits from our actions and who doesn’t? How should we allocate our resources?
Measuring well-being is not enough—the results must take the lead for future action. An efficient way to do this is to release the results directly to individuals and teams, give them a chance to examine the data and reflect on it from multiple perspectives, and then offer immediate action and service recommendations based on their results. A more holistic understanding of your well-being generates a sense of control and gives you insight into the collective big picture. This, in turn, increases a sense of meaning and purpose.
When the leadership of well-being, competence, and employee experience is agile, organizations are better prepared to react to change.
Stay on top of things and be agile about it
Traditionally, the measures taken to promote well-being are designed and prepared in committees, implemented, and assumed to function as-is for years to come. The problem with that is that companies rarely stay the same for many years. As the environment and the people change, the means of support should also change in order to stay current and effective. The success of well-being management requires HR to revise its practices continuously. This means accepting uncertainty and the continuous reassessment of the big picture. What works and what doesn’t? Has the environment changed? Have people changed?
When well-being, competence, and employee experience are lead in an agile way, your organization is better prepared to adapt to changes.
Agility is also key for the individuals. Once employees are given the opportunity to reflect on their situation regularly and support is readily available when needed, risks can be anticipated and mitigated before they grow into bigger and tougher problems to crack.
“Your employees are your organization’s internal customers. Why not treat them as well as your other customers?”
Benefits for employees
Instead of a yet another HR system, you get a genuinely employee-centric service that people actually want to use
LaaS offers your staff the tools and support they need to become more self-organized and gives them a channel for sharing their expertise over team borders. Because one size doesn’t fit all, LaaS allows everyone to choose what kind of support best meets their individual needs. Holistic well-being stems from a more humane and employee-centric leadership culture where employees are treated as internal customers.
LaaS provides and visualizes data first and foremost for the employee
Through better insight into their well-being and competence, employees gain a feeling of being in control of their future. And by understanding how strategy affects them, employees’ sense of meaning and purpose in their work increases.
Benefits for teams
Self-directed teams are able to make smarter choices and better-informed decisions
LaaS gives teams and individual team members a low-threshold channel for sharing their expertise. Teams get hands-on tools for co-developing their competence, peer-learning, and regular feedback. Teamwork becomes more streamlined, productive, and agile from day one.
Predictability through data
Continuous reflection helps teams to identify and tackle possible risks before they grow into full-blown problems. LaaS offers teams timely service suggestions and insight into things that are normally difficult to put into words.
Benefits for managers
Superiors need support, too
LaaS provides managers and superiors with the tools they need to adopt new coaching management skills and allows them to direct their resources into more meaningful work. Through tailored support and decentralizing their daily tasks, LaaS increases managers’ well-being at work.
Visibility on individual, team, and organizational levels
LaaS gives managers and superiors tools for facilitating coaching discussions. Insight into skill shortages in individual units and on the organizational level makes recruitment efforts easier. Data collected from several sources helps managers to remove roadblocks and nurture the success of their teams.
Benefits for the organization
Leadership model stemming from customer-centricity
With LaaS, you get tangible results and hands-on tools for your employees, superiors, HR, and management. You are able to carry out changes and reforms in a more humane and streamlined way. Your outdated tools can be replaced with one continuously developing product family.
From guesswork to actionable data and foresight
LaaS breaks down silos and gives you cross-organizational and systemic insight into all the relevant areas. You can measure the impact of the steps you’re taking as you go along and shift from educated guesses to predictability on all organizational levels. Focus your time and resources on what’s truly essential.
Make the change from guesswork to actionable data with reflection tools and a web store for internal services
Our customers' success stories
LaaS offered Keusote, a pioneer in the municipal sector, tangible tools for a culture reform
The social and healthcare sector is under immense pressure to redesign their whole operational environment. Keusote was looking for partners and tools to help promote a more self-directed and collaborative organizational culture. They wanted to bring together six different municipalities and their working cultures while allowing their employees to take more ownership of their work and competence development. LaaS provided all the necessary pieces of the puzzle.
Our customers' success stories
LaaS as a Learning as a Service platform at the cybersecurity services company Nixu
The employees of Nixu took to LaaS quickly. They played an active part in developing LaaS into a Learning as a Service tool that made the vast in-house expertise visible throughout the organization and across geographical boundaries. The crowdsourced onboarding process set a solid foundation for growth. And true to their name, the first thing the cybersecurity expert company did was to audit the information security of LaaS.
Our customers' success stories
LaaS helped Fonecta speed up to a new era of workplace well-being and employee satisfaction
The theme of 2019 at Fonecta was the Year of the Customer. For HR, this meant a customer-centric approach to the development of Fonecta’s employee experience. The company has a long history of investing in their leadership models, and it showed in the high-quality of their managerial work. The next logical step was to enforce self-organization throughout the organization. For Fonecta, LaaS was an excellent tool for treating employees as self-directed internal customers.
A few of our customers
How LaaS works
Data security and confidentiality
Relax knowing that you are using a user-driven and information security audited platform where users’ data security always comes first
Accessibility and user-friendliness
Offer your employees a cloud-based service that is easy and intuitive to use, regardless of your location
Take full advantage of a hassle-free SSO (Single sign-on) service using Azure AD and Google G Suite’s OAuth2 APIs
On our roadmap: APIs to other systems
Let us know what kind of data you’d like to transfer between LaaS and other systems such as Workday HCI and SAP SuccessFactors
Getting started and scaling up with LaaS is easy
The implementation of LaaS is so simple that you can even do it yourself if that is the best option for you. Our support site guides you through the steps and provides you with extensive instructions for users and admins, tips and pointers for the onboarding process, and templates for internal communications.
Shift to next gear with our coaching program
Get tangible tools for smooth onboarding from our popular coaching program and build a network with like-minded organizations. The hands-on program is led by seasoned specialists in the disruption of working life. You’ll get to interact with Vincit‘s own LaaS coaches and other top-level experts. The coaching program is currently only available in Finnish, but stay tuned for future English versions! Sign up here!
This is the best option for organizations looking for more personal support during the onboarding process. You will be assigned a LaaS coach to help you through every step of the way, from broader themes related to leadership models and HR work to internal comms and technical deployment.
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