Microsoft Viva: Empowering every employee for the new digital age

94% of employees say they would stay in the company if it invested in their training and development.

It’s hard to argue with the statement that taking care of your employees is an integral part of the work process. Now business processes are migrating to the digital environment as much as possible, it is necessary to take care of employees in a digital format, and in 2021 more and more tools appear to solve this task.

A new category of technology solutions called the Employee Experience Platform is emerging. EXP puts the focus on employees, integrates the digital workplace and systems to support and motivate employees. This is necessary to help employees immerse themselves in the mission and culture of their organization and therefore become more productive and effective.

Microsoft meets market demands with Microsoft Viva, the first employee experience platform that combines communications, knowledge, training, resources, and an integrated employee experience.

Viva harnesses the power of Microsoft Teams, as well as other Microsoft 365 apps that people use in their daily work.

What modules does Microsoft Viva include?

Information grouped by topics with Viva Topics

Viva Topics uses artificial intelligence to automatically organize corporate content and experiences into categories. Grouped knowledge makes Microsoft Search more effective by automatically displaying information cards to employees who work in applications such as Office, SharePoint, and Teams. When employees click on a card, a custom topic page appears with documents, videos, and people involved.

Work-life balance with Viva Insights

Leveraging on MyAnalytics and Workplace Analytics, Insights provides individuals, teams, and managers with insights and best practices to improve productivity and time management. Certainly, information about insights is confidential.

Learning hub with Viva Learning

Viva Learning is Teams’ central learning hub, where AI recommends the right content at the right time, making learning a natural part of the day. It brings together content from LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, and organization’s content and empowers users to share, assign, or take training.

Shaping corporate culture with Viva Connections

Building on the existing capabilities of SharePoint and Yammer, Viva Connections provides employees with a place to communicate, share news, create thematic communities and more so everyone can actively participate in corporate life.

Why is this important?


Organizations today invest over $300 billion a year in employee care. This budget includes employee development and training, benefits package, and a range of technologies related to the Employee Experience. But too often, these technologies are fragmented, difficult to find and interfere with the work process.

Microsoft believes that caring for employees requires a new approach and a new category of technology solutions. Microsoft Viva is a digital platform that empowers people with resources and support, and is fully integrated into the tools that employees ALREADY use to get their jobs done.

Research shows that employees are happier when they maintain a work-life balance, feel connected to their organization, and have the opportunity to learn and grow. Microsoft Viva addresses all of these needs by integrating solutions right into Microsoft 365.

SMART business believes that investing in employee well-being helps to reduce employee turnover and significantly impact the company’s success.

In March, we plan to release a series of materials that will highlight the functionality of each individual module of Microsoft Viva, so that you can learn more about the platform, appreciate its benefits and the need to implement a new comprehensive tool for working and caring for employees, who are one of the key resources of each business.


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