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Microsoft Viva

An employee experience platform (EXP) that enables you to build on your existing Microsoft services to improve communication, collaboration and morale among your team.

What is Microsoft Viva?

Microsoft Viva is an employee experience platform that brings together various factors of collaborative working to put your people at the heart of your business. Capable of upgrading communications of all kinds, Viva makes knowledge more accessible in the form of easily-shared resources and prioritises wellbeing through tools to help your employees feel part of a team, no matter where they’re working from.

Microsoft Viva is powered by the Microsoft 365 framework and is experienced through Microsoft Teams. It enables businesses to create a working culture to empower their employees to perform at their best, whether working remotely or on-site.

What is Microsoft Viva used for?

The Microsoft Viva platform has five key areas; Viva Insights, Viva Goals, Viva Learning, Viva Topics and Viva Connections.

What is Microsoft Viva Insights?

Our way of working has adapted a lot in recent years. Moving from a culture of office-working five days a week, to now working remotely far more often, commuting to a dedicated workspace less, and engaging in more online meetings.

Viva Insights enables your employees to build better work habits, by helping them to track how productivity works for them, providing wellbeing tools and helping them carve out time in their schedules for deep, focused work. There are options for ‘virtual commutes’ too, to help employees get into, or out of, their working mindspace to promote healthy working habits.

Viva Insights enables managers and team leaders to improve the working culture among their team, by enabling ‘no-meeting days’ to allow for focused work without interruption. It also enables management to schedule one-to-one time with individual employees, send praise in relation to a task or project and track communication habits.

Advanced insights are also available within the platform, to discover how employee behaviours relate to business outcomes, utilising in-depth data.

What is Microsoft Viva Goals?

Viva Goals is somewhat self-explanatory, enabling you to set, manage and achieve key goals within teams or company-wide. Align your teams to your organisation’s strategic priorities to ensure everyone is on the same page and working collectively towards this shared goal. This is known to boost morale among employees, particularly when teams are working remotely, as visibility of an end-goal can improve motivation levels and lower feelings of isolation.

Setting these goals also enables employees to see the bigger picture of what is important for the business day-to-day, which improves work-life balance as employees are able to dedicate their focus in the best way.

What is Microsoft Viva Learning?

Viva Learning enables employees to access a range of learning and training tools in the context of your business. These can be incorporated into the platforms that you use already on a daily basis, such as Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365. With this, you’re able to encourage social learning with Teams chat and peer recommendations to make learning across teams more collaborative. You can support employees in their learning goals by bookmarking content that would be of use to them, or by setting them assignments, personal suggestions and even calendar prompts to keep them on track.

You can also integrate third-party learning providers and systems, as well as incorporate your own company resources, to create a bank of useful content that your employees can refer to for support in their day-to-day work.

What is Microsoft Viva Topics?

Viva Topics is an automated system whereby you can organise your content and expertise throughout your organisation to ensure it is easily accessible. Using AI to identify, process and organise content across your organisation’s data, Viva Topics enables users to search for resources using keywords and be served with relevant matches.

Viva Topics also helps in the creation of business resources, helping curators to cultivate key topics and put together related resources through topic pages and cards. Topic cards can then be displayed across your Microsoft 365 applications to help employees discover wider knowledge in the context of their work.

What is Microsoft Viva Connections?

Viva Connections works to ensure your employees feel connected and encourages contribution to help the whole team thrive in a hybrid working structure. By providing insight to key news, conversations and resources that aim to inspire and engage, Viva Connections aims to promote communication in the workplace by providing what can be thought of as ‘conversation starters’ relevant to your business.

This helps to foster a culture of inclusion and encourage meaningful workplace connections, helping you to navigate any organisational changes with full transparency and ensuring all employees remain informed. Viva Connections also integrates with mindfulness application, Headspace, to ensure your team are taking breaks and looking after themselves.

Improve Employee Experience & Wellbeing

Help your team to work at their very best with Microsoft Viva. This EXP enables you to create a more positive culture in the context of remote working to engage employees, promote communication and collaboration and, overall, ensure your employees still feel part of a team regardless of whether they’re working from home, on-the-go, or in the office.

Microsoft Viva FAQs

How does Microsoft Viva work?
Microsoft Viva integrates seamlessly with your existing Microsoft platforms; Teams and 365. Viva also integrates with several third-party applications, including but not limited to: Headspace, Zoom, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Coursera, Slack, Workday and more. Employees are able to access the various applications, resources and tools in a number of ways and through a number of applications to promote positive productivity levels and boost work-life balance for the whole team.
What are the benefits of Microsoft Viva?
Microsoft Viva can limit feelings of isolation in the context of a remote or hybrid working environment. It can ensure employees feel connected, part of a team and aligned to clear, key goals to improve the overall business. It encourages employees to engage and contribute to discussions, manage their time effectively and take care of their wellbeing, both in terms of their professional and personal life.
How to turn off Microsoft Viva
Microsoft Viva is a useful tool that promotes wellbeing and productivity, however, it can be disabled from other applications such as Outlook and 365 if it is not needed in these places. This can be done in the settings menu of the application that Viva is integrated with, for example, if you have Viva Insights integrated with your Microsoft Docs software, you can select the ellipses in the top-right of the Viva Insights window and navigate to settings from there.

Why choose Synergi?

As a certified Microsoft partner, Synergi has a wealth of expertise and experience in helping businesses get the most out of their Microsoft services and applications. We’re able to help you fully integrate Microsoft Viva with your existing systems to ensure the platform works for you, your business and your employees.

We can design and implement bespoke insights and content hubs within Viva, as well as help you to integrate the platform seamlessly with your existing Microsoft and third-party tools where needed.

In addition to this seamless and tailored set-up, we can also provide you with ongoing training and support to ensure your Microsoft Viva platform continues to work for you, with fresh and relevant content.

This enables you to focus your time where it matters most, and spend less time figuring out how to get there.

Improve your employee experience and working environment with Microsoft Viva

Improve communication among your team - with a host of interesting resources, Viva Connections can help your employees communicate effectively with one another, limiting unnecessary meetings and improving efficiencies in the necessary ones.

Ensure employee wellbeing is prioritised - provide access to health and wellbeing tools to ensure your employees are able to engage well with their work and switch off from it when required too.

Foster a culture of aligned goals and collaborative working - provide transparency and visibility of business goals to keep your employees motivated and focusing their efforts in the right places to align with key strategies.

Encourage training and development - help your employees to find time and the most relevant resources required to engage with existing knowledge, learn new skills and insights and develop professionally.

Learn more about Microsoft Viva

Whether you’re looking for initial support creating the employee experience platform to your specifications, or require assistance guiding employees through the range of features they’ll be using on a daily basis, Synergi’s team can help. Get in touch with our Microsoft Viva experts today to discover how the platform can help you to transform your current business operations.

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