Viva, the platform Microsoft is betting on for teleworking
The sudden arrival of the new coronavirus pandemic changed the work dynamics of people around the world from one day to the next. Suddenly, the rooms of the houses, dining rooms or bedrooms also became offices and digital tools began to have much more prominence.
In this sense, Microsoft technology launches a new platform that aims to become the ‘right hand’ of companies under the modality of teleworking.
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Microsoft Viva is a technological tool that seeks to meet the needs of employers and employees. In such a way that they do not have to use different platforms in their day to day, but find everything they need to be in communication, have learning resources at hand, keep a list of tasks and, above all, feel supported by the organization and close to your co-workers in one place.
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Although the platform is already available, some of the functions will be implemented little by little throughout 2021. Well, among other things, Microsoft intends to integrate it with Teams.
To develop the employee experience that technology intends to implement, for the moment, has taken into account four basic needs of every teleworker: communication with the work team, moments of relaxation, training and documentation. To achieve this, Viva offers a solution:
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- Viva Connections: It is the part of the platform that, with the help of the capabilities of Teams, SharePoint and Yammer, aims to bring workers closer together. In addition to facilitating access to forums, working groups and communities.
- Viva Insights: It is the space that encourages moments of relaxation in the collaborators, for this, it offers personalized information about the interests of the person. Also, with the help of Teams, it allows you to reserve time for periodic breaks, focused work or learning.
- Viva Learning: Through this module both employers and employees can access and share courses or learning guides. And for this, it not only has content from the organization but also resources from LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, Skillsoft, Coursera, Pluralsight and edX.
Viva Topics: it is an area inspired by Wikipedia that aims to gather all the documents related to the company; function manuals, directories, etc. and all kinds of special information that has to do with the knowledge of the company.
It also has the services of ServiceNow and Salesforce.
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The integration of Viva with the resources of other technological tools makes daily tasks easier for your users, but above all, it benefits the workflow and creates a more efficient work environment.
According to Microsoft, in the wake of the pandemic, they realized the importance of an employee-oriented technology and from there, they were tasked with creating an experience that provides “digital support to the systems employees use to work and (that) provides people with the resources and support they need to succeed and prosper, regardless of location, “said the organization.