Microsoft Launches Viva – The Employee Experience Platform

Viva is Microsft's integrated employee experience platform that brings together Communications, Insights, and Learning within the flow of daily work and it’s built into apps like Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and Office.

Recently, Microsoft launched a new employee experience platform - Viva - to help businesses with remote work and is a big bet on this new way of life becoming the norm.

Microsoft said that Viva, empowers employees to be their best, no matter where they’re working. The platfrom helps elevate employee’s experience, how they engage, learn, and work. The platform is an organizing layer for employee experiences, powered by Microsoft 365 and is experienced primarily through Microsoft Teams.

Microsft Viva is an open and extensible platform, and comes with a strong and growing ecosystem of Microsoft partners. It works seamlessly with company's existing systems and tools, like the systems for HR, CRM, and Learning Management (LMS).

"We need to stop thinking about work as a place, and start thinking about how to maintain culture, connect employees, and harness human ingenuity in a hybrid world," said Jared Spataro, head of Microsoft 365.

The platform comes with a set of four modules: Viva Connections, Viva Insights, Viva Topics, and Viva Learning.

The launchpad for Microsoft Viva - Connections - similar to Microsoft Teams, offers you a curated experience that includes relevant news, conversations, and other resources all in one place.  Viva Insights includes data for managers and leaders to monitor work patterns and trends, but the privacy is protected.

Microsoft’s third module in Viva, Viva Learning is about employee learning and development. This is where you can house training materials, and other content for employee education. While the last module Topics uses AI to organize content and automatically surfaces topic cards with documents, videos, and related people.

For additional details, you can visit the official announcement here.

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