What is Microsoft Viva, and how will it help my business?

Microsoft Viva is an employee experience platform that brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights. Powered by Microsoft 365 and experienced primarily through Microsoft Teams, Viva fosters a culture where people and teams are empowered to be their best from anywhere.


Viva is made up of four areas:

  • Viva Learning

  • Viva Connections

  • Viva Topics

  • Viva Insights


Viva Learning is used as a platform to make it easier for people to learn more skills while they are working. Viva is tied into loads of great online learning resources that you will already be familiar with, such as LinkedIn Learning, Udemy, skillsoft and many more across the learning ecosystem.


Viva Connections helps to inspire people to bring their best selves to work, wherever they are. It helps keep people informed of news and updates across the whole organisation, allows people to curate their own dashboard for 'one-touch' updates before returning to their normal duties, and even better - uses existing infrastructure

Microsoft Viva Topics automatically organises content and expertise across your organisation, making it easy for people to find information and put knowledge to work. Microsoft use AI (Artificial Intelligence) to look over your organisational data and automatically sees the content to be processed into easy-to-use content to help educate your users on processes, customers, and other common topics.


Finally, Viva Insights is used to gain insight into employee engagement, wellbeing and productivity. From one view, you can send Praise to a colleague, recharge with a mental wellbeing break from Headspace (a wellness app that provides a guided meditation or breathing exercises) and you can carve out "Protected Time" which means you won't get any notifications during this time, allowing for extra focus when its really needed.


Insights also links in with Microsoft To Do, a powerful list making tool.





Viva helps to improve employee wellbeing and productivity in our 'new normal' workspaces, with people often feeling isolated at home after never meeting their co-workers.


We are in a hyper connected, ever-changing environment, and new tools are coming out all the time to help us all remain connected, whilst protecting our mental health and wellbeing, and still maintaining productivity and engagement.


Contact us today for help setting up and making the most out of Microsoft Viva!



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