The pandemic's impact on the future of work is elevating the importance of positive employee experiences. Connected to improving these experiences is a strong internal communication that surfaces important information. This is where technology platforms such as Microsoft Viva help materialize information that is needed at the right time. Microsoft Viva Connections Desktop does this by keeping everyone connected and informed on a personalized level, right in the flow of work within Microsoft Teams, thus reducing the amount of time searching for or recreating information. Let's take a closer look and see what foundations are needed in order to get started.
What is Viva Connections Desktop?
Simply stated, Viva Connections brings the power of your existing SharePoint intelligent intranet and other Microsoft 365 apps right inside of Microsoft Teams, reducing how often employees need to leave the communication hub to find information or get work done.
Increased Engagement with Information Awareness
Information overload can inadvertently cause critical information to be buried. This can lead to employees wasting time searching for information or needlessly recreating that information. Viva Connections brings important information to the surface. This is accomplished through a blended personalized feed curated from Microsoft 365 apps such as SharePoint or Yammer. These messages can also be raised by boosting based upon areas such as always on top until read, and amount of impressions.
In addition, Viva Connections has a dashboard feature that surfaces important tasks associated with apps such as To-do or Planner. Gone are the days of miscommunication with different groups, levels, or departments of employees because they do not have access. You can configure the Viva Connections dashboard to give employees a personalized comprehensive view of what they need improving focus on the tasks and projects at hand.
What is needed as a foundation for Viva Connections
A SharePoint home site is needed for the landing experience for Viva Connections.
Modern SharePoint sites and pages - Only modern SharePoint sites and pages can be viewed in Teams. All other content will open in a separate browser.
Microsoft Teams - Microsoft's hub for communication.
Contact PAIT Group's Modern Workplace Strategists to discover if your organization's SharePoint Intranet is ready to take on all that Viva Connections has to offer. We can help you on your organization's journey to creating a positive employee experience.