Work-from-Anywhere is the new normal today. Microsoft Viva is designed to keep remote employees connected by offering a personalized employee experience. It helps to empower employees by connecting them over learning, wellbeing, collaboration, and growth. Now, employee experience is not just a term to speak but a work culture to practice.
On 4th February 2021, Jared Spartaro, the Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, officially launched Microsoft Viva. It is a groundbreaking employee experience platform launched under the new enterprise software category and focuses on providing all the support and resources needed by remotely working people.
Global organizations spend an estimated $300 billion a year to bestow fostering employee experience. It includes everything from employee development, training, and wellbeing, to a lot of technologies. However, often these technologies are hard to find, laborious to juggle, and disruptive to workflow. Microsoft Viva is a comprehensive employee experience package offering a newer approach and an innovative set of technology solutions.
Microsoft Viva is a holistic combination of communication, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights that offers an integrated employee experience for remote workers to be their best. It is an environment developed to improve remote work in today’s world where working from anywhere is a new normal.
In the words of Jared Spataro, “Microsoft Viva does not treat work as a ‘place’ but looks at ways for ‘harnessing human ingenuity to connect employees in an ever-changing world”.
Microsoft leaders stated that there is so much to come in Viva. They are confident that this entirely new employee experience platform will enhance the overall employee experience and empower them in delivering the best no matter if they work remotely, in a hybrid, or in-office environment. Undoubtedly, Microsoft Viva will empower people to connect, support, and thrive at work.
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Viva Topics helps people in exploring the knowledge of your organization. Additionally, connect people with that knowledge using apps they utilize in daily life. In short, it is a Wikipedia of your organization strengthened with AI.
Viva Connections acts as a gateway to the digital workplace, and acts as a single point-of-entry for communication and employee engagement by accessing MS Teams. It brings together the power of SharePoint and Yammer.
Viva Learning is a complete Learning Management system aggregating all learning resources from LinkedIn Learning, Cornerstone/Saba, SuccessFactors, Skillsoft, Coursera, Pluralsight, and edX. It helps make learning a natural path for employees.
Viva Insights help business leaders in tracking employee productivity. The thorough insights allow managers and leaders to access personalized and actionable insights about the workplace, focusing mainly on privacy and employee comfort.
Viva Topics is designed to use AI for arranging companywide content and expertise in relevant categories like ‘Projects’, ‘Processes’, ‘Products’, ‘Customers’, etc. It surfaces a Topic Card when people work in Office Apps. Click on a card to see the topic page with documents, people, videos, and more. Apart from the content from Microsoft Cloud, Viva Topic also uses third-party platforms like Salesforce and ServiceNow to display the information requested by an employee.
Taking motivati9on from Office 365 capabilities like SharePoint, Viva Connections offers a predicated and approved employee destination. Employees can connect with leaders via townhalls and access company, events, policies, news, communities, and even resource groups. A personalized feed and dashboard help to find required resources from Microsoft Viva or other apps used at the workplace. It helps in shaping work culture and fostering connection for employee growth.
Viva learning is the part where Microsoft where has focused on employee learning. Discovering, sharing, tracking, and assigning learning material becomes easier, speedier, and simple with Viva Learning. It integrates learning through your content library, Microsoft Learning, LinkedIn learning, and many more of third-party providers. It does not matter whether you want microlearning or traditional learning courses; you can access a wide variety of learning options in Viva Learning.
Viva Insights is the answer to rising stress levels and decreased mental health in employees. The data-driven insights help employees and leaders to thrive in their working environment. Furthermore, it also provides recommendations to improve productivity and promote employee wellbeing. Unlike Productivity Scores in Microsoft teams, Viva Insights ensures to maintain more privacy and comfort to users. Now actionable insights about the workplace are just a few clicks away.