In recent years, the importance of employee experience has become increasingly recognized as a critical driver of organizational success. An engaged and empowered workforce can deliver significant benefits, including improved productivity, higher customer satisfaction, and enhanced innovation. However, creating a people-powered workplace requires more than just offering flexible working hours or providing employee benefits. It requires a holistic approach to employee experience, including creating a digital workplace that supports employee learning, well-being, and collaboration.
Microsoft Viva is a platform designed to help organizations reimagine the employee experience by providing a personalized and engaging digital workplace. It is a collection of tools that help organizations to better connect with their employees, foster a culture of learning, and support employee well-being. In this blog post, we will explore how companies can leverage Microsoft Viva to create a people-powered workplace by examining real-life scenarios and case studies.
Scenario 1: Onboarding New Employees
Onboarding is a critical part of any employee’s journey, and it sets the tone for their experience with the organization. Research has shown that employees who go through a structured onboarding process are 58% more likely to stay with an organization for more than three years. Microsoft Viva Connections provides a personalized onboarding experience that helps new employees to feel welcome and supported.
One example of a company using Viva Connections for onboarding is Vodafone. They created a Viva Connections portal that included information about the company, its history, and its values. The portal also provided information about the company’s culture, benefits, and available training opportunities. New employees were given access to the portal as part of their onboarding process, which helped them to feel more connected to the company and its values.
Scenario 2: Fostering a Culture of Learning
Continuous learning is an essential aspect of employee development and engagement. According to a LinkedIn report, 94% of employees would stay with a company longer if it invested in their learning and development. Microsoft Viva Learning provides a centralized platform for employees to access learning resources, including courses, articles, and videos.
Unilever is one company that has implemented Viva Learning to foster a culture of learning. They created a learning portal that provides employees with access to a range of training resources, including instructor-led training, online courses, and external training providers. The portal also includes a learning community where employees can share their experiences and best practices. By providing employees with easy access to learning resources and fostering a culture of continuous learning, Unilever has seen improved engagement and employee retention.
Scenario 3: Supporting Employee Well-being
Employee well-being is essential for creating a productive and engaged workforce. According to a study by the American Psychological Association, employees who feel valued and supported by their employers are more likely to be engaged and committed to their work. Microsoft Viva Insights provides organizations with data-driven insights into employee well-being and productivity.
One company that has implemented Viva Insights is Mars. They created a well-being dashboard that provides employees with personalized insights into their work patterns, such as the number of hours worked, the amount of time spent in meetings, and the number of emails sent. Employees can use these insights to make more informed decisions about their work patterns and identify areas where they can improve their well-being. The dashboard also provides managers with data-driven insights into the well-being of their team, allowing them to take proactive steps to support their employees.
Scenario 4: Enhancing Collaboration and Communication
Effective collaboration and communication are critical for driving innovation and achieving organizational goals. Microsoft Viva Connections and Microsoft Teams provide organizations with tools to support collaboration and communication.
One company that has implemented Viva Connections and Teams is Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP). They created a Viva Connections portal that provides employees with access to news, resources, and collaboration tools. They also implemented Teams for enhanced collaboration and communication. By providing a centralized platform for communication and collaboration, CCEP has improved employee engagement and productivity.
Case Study: Siemens
Siemens is a global technology company that has implemented Microsoft Viva to support its digital transformation and create a people-powered workplace. They created a Viva Connections portal that provides employees with access to personalized news, resources, and collaboration tools. They also implemented Viva Learning to provide employees with access to a range of training resources, including online courses and instructor-led training.
In addition, Siemens implemented Viva Insights to support employee well-being and productivity. They created a dashboard that provides employees with insights into their work patterns, such as the number of emails sent and received, the amount of time spent in meetings, and the number of breaks taken. The dashboard also provides managers with insights into the well-being of their team, allowing them to take proactive steps to support their employees.
As a result of implementing Viva, Siemens has seen improved employee engagement and productivity. The Viva Connections portal has become the central hub for employee communication and collaboration, and the Viva Learning platform has helped to foster a culture of continuous learning. The Viva Insights dashboard has also helped employees to better manage their work patterns and improve their well-being.
Creating a people-powered workplace requires more than just offering employee benefits and flexible working hours. It requires a holistic approach to employee experience that includes creating a digital workplace that supports employee learning, well-being, and collaboration. Microsoft Viva provides organizations with a platform to reimagine the employee experience and create a people-powered workplace. By leveraging the tools available in Viva, organizations can improve employee engagement, productivity, and retention. Real-life scenarios and case studies have shown the benefits of implementing Viva, and organizations that invest in their employee experience will see significant benefits in the long term.
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Note : The case studies described in this article were published on Microsoft’s customer stories website.