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Microsoft Viva- An Introduction
Microsoft Viva is an employee experience platform to help you create an environment that puts people first. This latest significant addition to the Microsoft 365 platform promotes a culture where people are encouraged to do their best work anywhere and drive better business results. It’s an added advancement in the remote work culture to establish a successful people-powered modern workplace.
Viva is integrated into Microsoft Teams and offers personalized, actionable insights. To do so, Microsoft Viva includes four initial components:
- Viva Connections: Viva Connections is the gateway to a modern employee experience. It’s built on Microsoft 365 resources such as SharePoint to provide an organized and branded employee destination. Here, by leveraging Yammer, employees have access to everything from policies, benefits, company news to employee resource groups. Employees can also connect with leaders via company town halls. You can find all the helpful resources you need across your digital workplace using a personalized dashboard and feed. You can also customize content for specific roles within the company to have a comprehensive view of the resources they need.
- Viva Insights: Viva Insights can be accessed in MS Teams and consists of three different dashboards. For employees, it helps them take time and schedule breaks, also stay connected with their colleagues.For managers, it provides privacy-protected, data-driven recommendations and insights to promote healthy, productive teams. For leaders, Viva Insights addresses complex tasks by shedding light on organizational trends and work patterns. Using organizational network analysis, a leader can identify the solidity and collaboration across teams.
- Viva Learning: Viva Learning focuses on the company’s internal development. Here, employees can find and share everything from microlearning content to training courses. Managers can also find tools to assign courses and track their completion to promote a learning culture. Viva Learning is a focal point for learning in Team, with AI recommendations for the right subject at the right time. It collects content from different learning content providers and works with leading learning-management systems.
- Viva Topics: With Viva Topics, you can utilize your organization’s knowledge and connect employees to that knowledge in the applications they use. Viva Topics automatically organizes company-wide expertise and content into related categories. It also includes topic cards, and when employees click on a card, the relevant topic page is shown with videos, documents, and associated people. Besides, Viva Topic brings information from third-party services like Salesforce and ServiceNow and integrates with other partners.
Microsoft Viva can unify your present employee experience systems into a single place to offer a smooth staff experience without navigating excessive different solutions while gaining high-quality returns from specific services.
With Viva, you can make it simpler for everyone to access knowledge, stay connected, leverage learnings, and use privacy-protected insights. It will enable people to focus on wellbeing, inspire managers to lead more efficiently, and help leaders drive improved decision-making across the organization. But while it seems so exciting, there is much more in stores for us.