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Unlocking the Magic of Microsoft Viva: A Licensing Adventure — 21/11/2023

Unlocking the Magic of Microsoft Viva: A Licensing Adventure

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OK, I have been reading the Harry Potter books with my son recently so excuse the random magical references but I thought it might be a fun way of looking at the new(ish) Microsoft Viva licensing model, if there is such a thing as having fun and licensing in the same blog. Anyway, it’s been a while since I wrote a blog explaining the licensing model in Microsoft Viva and there have been some changes. It’s also been a little while since I wrote a blog article in general as I’ve been doing a few more video format updates the last few weeks.

So stick on your witch/wizard hats and grab your wands:-

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Viva Insights Effective Meetings — 25/10/2022

Viva Insights Effective Meetings

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Ever join, or even schedule your own meeting and find the following?

  • There is no agenda?
  • There are 10 or more people in the meeting with only about 2 or 3 of them actually saying anything or contributing at all?
  • The discussion just has no focus, goes off on tangents and half the meeting is wasted discussing something entirely irrelevant?
  • You all leave the meeting wondering why it happened and what the next steps are?

If you answered no to the above, then stop reading all your meetings are perfect, have a gold star. If you answered yes to any or all of them then read on as Viva Insights has 2 new features that can help combat this.

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New Microsoft Viva Module – — 10/05/2022

New Microsoft Viva Module –

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Back in October 2021 Microsoft acquired – you can read about it here. What does this mean for the Microsoft Employee Experience platform (EXP)? It means we will be getting a new Microsoft Viva Module based around OKR (objectives and key results). Microsoft state it will “help revolutionize how organizations use technology to bring deeper connection to work, purpose and results in the hybrid world.” Firstly, lets explain some of this and then share some thoughts on its uses and how it could integrate into Microsoft Viva.

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Microsoft Viva and the Employee Experience (EX) — 27/04/2022

Microsoft Viva and the Employee Experience (EX)

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What is it, why it’s important and how to deliver it.

What is it?

So, what exactly is the Employee Experience? There is no doubt that the employee experience or EX, within a company, right now, should be front and centre of any business that’s looking to succeed. Chucking some fruit in your office and maybe a pool table simply isn’t enough anymore (although they are welcome additions). Nowadays businesses need to look deeper at their Employee Experience (EX) and make sure they are offering great value for their employees to ensure they can attract but just as importantly retain great talent. Essentially EX is: How your organisation shapes the way people work and live, from productivity to flexibility, wellbeing, learning and everything in between.

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