Teams step up a gear with Microsoft Viva…
In our challenging ‘New Normal’ business world of flexible working and dispersed workforces, First Digital is helping clients’ businesses to continue functioning effectively and manage the effects of rapid digital transformation. We deliver emerging technology solutions including the Microsoft Power Platform and the highly customisable communication and collaboration tool that is Microsoft Teams. Now Microsoft has launched a new cloud-based platform that empowers people and teams to perform at their best wherever they are, called Microsoft Viva.
Microsoft Viva – Work Better Together!
The Microsoft Viva EXP (Employee Experience Platform) is designed to deliver a unified employee experience. It gives employees and businesses leaders remote access to a suite of related services to help them work collaboratively from any location, around the clock, while developing both personally and professionally. An exciting innovation, fostering employee wellbeing, while significantly increasing the Teams productivity boost, with wide-reaching benefits across the organisation, Microsoft Viva has four key elements: Topics, Connections, Learning and Insights.
Viva Topics – Put Your Knowledge and Expertise to Work
Viva Topics provides a shared data store of all the valuable knowledge and expertise which is continually accruing within your business. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) it recognises and curates common topics in content and conversations right across your organisation. This content is updated, processed and organised, and Topic Pages are created automatically. The data can be accessed securely by your teams across Microsoft 365 when required, and you can easily find complementary topics from all the available sources.
Viva Connections – Keep All Your Teams Engaged
Viva Connections is a transformational channel for internal communications, allowing individuals and teams to share conversations and engage in project groups and forums, or access common resources such as policy statements and best-practice guidelines. This fosters engagement and inclusivity through sharing ideas and insights.
Viva Learning – Focus on Education
Viva Learning provides a central hub in Microsoft Teams for personal and professional development through learning, collating content from your internal training materials and drawing upon third-party providers including LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn. Teams and individuals have access to content libraries and courses designed to make learning an integral part of their day, bringing it into the natural flow of work. Learning and development professionals can share and assign learning resources and monitor progress, all within a secure and familiar learning environment.
Viva Insights – Find Better Ways of Working
Viva Insights gives employees control over their focus time, helping them to stay positively connected with their colleagues and collaborative teams. It also helps to separate work and home life – even offering a ‘virtual commute’ experience when they’re working from home! Business leaders can identify how work patterns impact overall operational efficiency and productivity, and create a culture where people and business can thrive together, making better use of their valuable time. The feedback provided by Viva Insights will help you to create better work habits, and capitalise on new ways to manage flexible working.