Viva Engage | The New Community Experience in Microsoft Teams

Bring organizations together to engage across both personal and professional interests with Microsoft Viva Engage, a new experience in Teams and Outlook.

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Virtual Team Best Practices

Bring organizations together to engage across both personal and professional interests with Microsoft Viva Engage, a new experience in Teams and Outlook.

The shift to hybrid workplaces has made it harder for employees to connect, engage, and build communities within their internal network.

Microsoft Viva is an integrated employee experience platform built within Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams that gives you the ability to support connection, insight, purpose, and growth in your organization using your existing infrastructure.

It empowers organizations with next-generation AI and insights, bringing together the tools and applications businesses need for communication and feedback, analytics, goals, and learning to continuously improve employee engagement and business performance.

How It Works

In this video Michael Holste, Sr. Product Manager at Microsoft, demonstrates how Viva Engage helps your organization stay connected using familiar tools and platforms.

He shows you how it helps build communities within your internal network, and how you can share experiences and insights with the new Storyline capability using Stories – short videos and pictures that allow you to capture and share key moments.

And takes a look at a new feature called Answers that helps everyone find answers to their questions and receive guidance from experts across their organization.

Viva Modules

The core ideal is that Viva offers a catalogue of plugin modules and components that can be activated to tailor your Teams environment with specific functionality suitable to your collaboration needs.

  • Viva Connections brings your organization’s internal resources into Microsoft Teams where it is easier to share, collaborate, and chat all in one place. Discover and search relevant content, sites, and news from across your organization right from the Team’s app bar.
  • Viva Engage – Connect everyone at your organization through employee communities and conversations using Viva Engage, a Microsoft Teams app powered by Yammer.
  • Viva Insights Empower your organization with data-driven, actionable insights to increase productivity and performance.
  • Viva Learning is your central hub for learning in Teams where you can share, recommend, and learn from content libraries across an organization to empower teams and individuals to make learning a natural part of your day.
  • Viva Topics applies AI to empower people with knowledge and expertise in the apps they use every day, and to connect, manage, and protect content across systems and teams.
  • Viva Glint – Use organization-wide surveys to better understand the voice of the employee. Continuously improve engagement and performance with recommended actions.
  • Viva Goals – Get the objectives and key results (OKR) management solution that helps you set goals and aligns teams to your organization’s strategic priorities—driving results and a thriving business.
  • Viva Sales – Maximize your sales team’s productivity with AI-assisted content creation and meeting summaries in Microsoft 365 apps. Viva Sales is included with Dynamics 365 Enterprise and Dynamics 365 Premium subscriptions.

Appropriately the pricing is modular. You can purchase individual Viva modules like Goals or the full suite.

As part of their strategy to enhance all 365 products with AI there is also now a Viva Copilot, which helps leaders create compelling and inspiring posts from simple prompts or trending topics within workplace communities and storyline conversations.

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