Microsoft has announced a new platform within Microsoft 365 called Viva, which it claims will help companies change the employee experience. The company says that it has created Viva to help combat pain points like meeting fatigue and a lack of balance between work and life.
As per Microsoft, Viva, through its tools, helps employees by letting them be at their best while working with hybrid and remote teams. The platform oﬀers the following tools:
Microsoft Viva Connections
Viva Connections offers a new way for leaders to shape culture and invite employees to participate in building an inclusive workplace that helps everyone succeed by giving people a curated, company-branded experience that brings together relevant news, conversations, and other resources.
Microsoft Viva Insights
To help people achieve balance, build better work habits, and find focus wherever and whenever they need it, we’re excited to introduce Viva Insights – available in Microsoft Teams starting today in public preview. Viva Insights gives individuals, managers, and leaders personalized and actionable insights that help everyone in an organization thrive. In addition to new productivity and wellbeing experiences and insights in Microsoft Teams, Viva Insights will, over time, bring the power of Microsoft Workplace Analytics and Microsoft MyAnalytics together under the Microsoft Viva brand.
Microsoft Viva Learning
Viva Learning empowers everyone to gain targeted skills in the flow of their work by creating a central hub for learning in Microsoft Teams where people can discover, share, assign, and learn from content libraries available across the organization. Viva Learning makes learning a natural part of your day – seamlessly connecting into the day to day for our 115 million daily active users in Teams. You can chat about learnings and training, share content via chat, and pin curated resources collections to Teams channels and dedicated tabs – and much more.
Microsoft Viva Topics
Viva Topics uses artificial intelligence (AI) to empower people with knowledge and expertise in Microsoft Teams and the Microsoft 365 apps they use every day and to connect, manage, and protect content across systems and teams.
Viva Topics is built on the content and platform services of Microsoft Teams and the Microsoft Graph, and will deliver knowledge directly through the Teams user experience later this year. We’re pleased to announce that today, Viva Topics has reached general availability for our commercial customers.
Viva Insights is designed to protect privacy. Personal insights are visible only to the individual, and for manager and leader insights, customers can rely on safeguards like de-identification, aggregation, and differential privacy by default.
Viva Connections is personalized and appears in the apps and devices employees already use every day, such as Microsoft Teams.
- Viva Insights: It is meant to help organizations improve work-life balance and manage employee wellbeing by identifying personalized and actionable insights for individuals, managers, and leaders.
- Viva Learning: It provides a central hub where employees can discover, share, assign and learn from content libraries across an organization, helping expedite the onboarding process, among other things.
- Viva Topics: Microsoft claims that Viva Topics will help reduce wasted time spent searching for already-existing information by utilizing AI to automatically organize content across systems and teams into related topics like projects, products, or customers to make information more easily discoverable. This feature is available from today.