Developing employee engagement – Microsoft Viva shows the way

In the ever-changing landscape of the modern workplace, the relationship between employees and employers has fundamentally changed. The days when employees were tethered to their desks and company devices are gradually giving way to a future that focuses on flexibility, empowerment, and adaptability. At the forefront of this change is Microsoft Viva, a comprehensive platform that improves the employee work environment and drives business success.

Employee engagement evolution

The Past

The Future

Working 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Traditional work hours used to be the norm, where employees were expected to adhere to a rigid 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule. This structure limited flexibility and often hindered work-life balance.

Anytime work

The future of work is flexible, allowing employees to work when and where it suits them, promoting a healthier work-life balance

Working in a corporate office

Employees were confined to the four walls of a corporate office, which limited their ability to work remotely or in an environment that was conducive to their productivity.

Work anywhere

The physical boundaries of the office have dissolved, allowing employees to work from anywhere there is an internet connection.

Focus on inputs

The focus was primarily on the number of hours spent at the desk rather than the actual output and results achieved.

Focus on results

The focus has shifted to measuring employee success based on results, enabling a results-driven approach.

Climb the career ladder

Promotions in companies often follow a predefined, linear path to climb the career ladder.

Design your own career ladder

Employees are encouraged to follow their own career path, with companies supporting different career paths.

Predefined work

Employees were assigned predefined roles and tasks that left little room for customization based on individual strengths and preferences.

Customize your work

Roles are becoming more fluid, allowing employees to customize their work based on their skills and passions.

Hoarded information

Information and knowledge were tightly guarded, leading to silos and limited collaboration among team members.

Share information

Collaboration and knowledge sharing are encouraged, breaking down silos and fostering innovation.

No voice

Many employees had limited opportunities to express their opinions and ideas, especially when it came to leadership tasks.

Take on a leadership role

Leadership opportunities are more accessible and allow employees to move up based on their merit and contributions.

Dependence on email

Email was the primary form of communication and collaboration, often resulting in cluttered inboxes and inefficient communication.

Rely on collaboration technologies

Modern workplaces rely on collaboration technologies like Microsoft Viva to streamline communication and foster teamwork.

Focused on knowledge

Learning and development in the organization focused on acquiring knowledge rather than adapting to changing circumstances.

Rely on adaptive learning

Rely on adaptive learning that enables your employees to continually learn new skills and adapt to the changing business landscape.

Intra-company learning and teaching

Learning and teaching were controlled by the company, leaving employees with limited opportunities to take charge of their own growth and development.

Democratize learning and teaching

Democratize learning and teaching by getting your employees to take an active role in their development and share their knowledge across the organization.

As we move into the future of work, Microsoft Viva is a catalyst for this transformative journey. By empowering employees, improving collaboration, and promoting adaptive learning, Viva is helping organizations thrive in an era where flexibility, innovation, and employee empowerment are paramount. The past may have been characterized by rigid structures and constraints, but the future, guided by Microsoft Viva, promises to be a realm of unlimited possibilities and potential.

Get a completely free workshop to increase your productivity!

Ready to learn how Microsoft Viva can improve productivity, collaboration, and well-being in your organization? We invite you to participate in our exclusive workshop for your employees tailored to your unique challenges. During this workshop, our experts will guide your employees through the practical application of Microsoft Viva tools and features.

WIth our People Enablement experts you will:
– Learn how to customize Microsoft Viva to meet your unique needs.
– Gain insights into optimizing employee productivity.
– Discover strategies to improve collaboration and well-being.
– Address specific challenges in your organization.
Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionize your workplace with Microsoft Viva. Fill out the form today to schedule your private workshop and embark on a journey to improve employee productivity, collaboration and well-being. Together, we’ll unleash the full potential of Microsoft Viva for your organization’s success.

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