How to promote wellbeing in the workplace with Microsoft Viva

by | May 4, 2021 | Blog, Digital Technology, Microsoft 365

Did you know that work-related stress, depression and anxiety accounts for 54 percent of lost working days?

What’s more, 37 percent of respondents to one survey said that stress-related absence increased due to the pandemic.

These facts point to the importance of promoting wellbeing in the workplace. It’s the right thing to do to keep your staff happy and your business productive.

Part of improving workplace wellbeing involves modern technology. After all, with remote working now much more prevalent, it’s harder to perform in-person wellbeing programs.

So, let’s explore a digital platform that can help: Microsoft Viva.

What is Microsoft Viva?

Here’s a straightforward definition:

Microsoft Viva is a complete employee experience platform. It improves communications, learning, resources and insight sharing. This brings out the best in individuals and teams no matter where they are.

There are four modules in Microsoft Viva. These are:

  • Viva Insights
  • Viva Connections
  • Viva Topics
  • Viva Learning

Let’s take a closer look at each of these modules, starting with Viva Insights.

Viva Insights

Sixty three percent of CEOs do not believe their companies are analytics-driven.

Viva Insights helps resolve this by providing actionable insights to individuals, managers and leaders. It does this by integrating input from Workplace Analytics and MyAnalytics into people’s day-to-day work flow in Microsoft Teams. With these analytics, you can ensure your employees aren’t overwhelmed by tasks or meetings.

Viva Connections

Here’s an alarming statistic for you: 67 percent of employees feel less connected working from home.

The purpose of Viva Connections is to keep your team connected, inspired and informed every day. Viva connections does this by providing a curated feed of relevant news, resources and conversations. It also merges seamlessly into your work hub by appearing in the apps people use every day.

Viva Topics

Improving how your employees find and use knowledge can save your staff members five to eight weeks of productivity a year.

This is where Viva Topics can help. Viva Topics is an AI-powered solution that automatically organises expertise and content. As a result, it’s quick and easy for experts to share know-how across your business.

Viva Learning

Almost 80 percent of CEOs worry that a lack of key skills hampers growth.

Viva Learning is a crucial aid here. By integrating with platforms like Skillsoft, Viva Learning delivers education content through Microsoft Teams. This can range from traditional long-form courses to smaller microlearning content.

Welcome to better workplace wellbeing

‘Promoting wellbeing can help prevent stress and create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive.’ – Wellbeing at work report, Chartered institute of personnel and development

To keep your staff happy and productive, it makes sense to rely on modern tools like Microsoft Viva. With its ability to improve learning, build connections and share insights, it’s an employee experience platform built for the new digital age.

So, could your organisation benefit from improving its workplace wellbeing?

If you’d like to chat with one of our team to explore how Microsoft Viva could help your business, book a call today.

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