To make focusing on the interests of employees a success, it is crucial to use efficient tools. That’s where Microsoft Viva comes in: I vividly recall when Microsoft announced the first employee experience platform for the hybrid era, in 2021. The digital community – and I was no exception – had high expectations for Viva, and I hope I’m not getting ahead of myself when I say they were exceeded.
My colleagues at Campana & Schott and I are fans of Viva. True, keeping up with and setting digital trends is in our DNA as an international management and technology consulting firm, but ultimately, a tool still has to convince us personally and deliver added value for our customers before we are willing to use it. Viva is not a program in its own right. Instead, it brings existing services together in MS Teams as an interface in a new way. Because the platform can be integrated into existing HR systems, learning management systems, content providers, and workflows as an add-on, it has become an integral part of our internal actions and our customer business. These days, the Viva suite comprises six different modules, combining the components of communication, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights in the work environment. They all work together but can also be implemented individually.