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October 11, 2022

How Microsoft Viva Goals helps companies achieve their goals

Viva Goals is one of the most powerful tools in Microsoft’s recent Viva platform. With great potential for team development and integration within Microsoft Teams, there is no doubt why the May 2022 “Private Preview” was incredibly successful.

Just released to the public in August 2022, Viva Goals is still fresh and relatively unknown to most people. That’s why we want to help you get acquainted with Microsoft’s best productivity tool yet! We truly believe that Viva Goals is perfect for any business to boost their workflow.

In this article, we’ll show you what Microsoft Viva Goals is, how it works and how it can help you! We will also share how you can get started today!

What Is Microsoft Viva Goals?

Microsoft Viva Goals is a goal-setting solution that helps your team reach new heights and unlock their full potential.

According to Viva Goals CVP Vetro Vellore, 77% of employees want more meaning in their work. Microsoft Viva Goals addresses this and helps motivate employees to want to work on projects.

By using the OKR (Objectives and Key Results) framework, Viva enables organizations to track the progress of their teams. This means your business can work much easier and more efficiently to achieve your goals – Viva creates a workflow that is easy to work with for both employees and employers.

With Viva Goals, you can:

  • Assign your team members to different tasks and goals.
  • List those goals, as well as your organization’s main goals and objectives.
  • Provide visual indicators of how on track you are to achieve these goals.
  • Reward success throughout your organization.

You can set specific goals for specific teams and employees best suited for that task. By delegating work efficiently, employees can easily see what they need to work on and their progress on that task.

You can find Viva Goals in Microsoft Teams as long as you have access to Viva Goals or Viva Suite. This integration makes it easy to incorporate Viva into your daily workflow and introduce your team to the OKR Framework without causing confusion or stress.

What Is The OKR Framework?

OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is a framework used to clearly set and define goals and record their outcomes. By doing so, you can help your team reach their full potential and motivate them to a realistic goal.

This framework breaks down a key objective into chunks that can be achieved to make progress and assigns them to teams/employees.

Unlike KPI(Key Performance Indicator) Frameworks – which measure the performance of individual employees – OKRs help motivate employees and teams to achieve goals as a unit.

This gives a tangible goal to help them understand what they are working toward, rather than worrying about arbitrary performance goals.

How Viva Goals Can Help Your Business

What are the main benefits of using Viva Goals in your business? Let’s discuss some of the key features of the platform!

Enrich your team

With Viva Goals, you can ensure that your team always has a realistic goal to work toward. You can set clear goals and objectives, which means your employees will always be motivated to work on something instead of getting confused about what they need to accomplish on that day.

Organize Your Goals

Viva Goals easily organizes and displays your organization’s broader goals so you can easily see where you’re going. By doing this, you can easily figure out where to go and manage your teams appropriately.

Increase Profitability

Time is money and Goals is perfect for making sure you make the most of your time. By making sure your employees are working effectively and efficiently, your goals will be achieved much faster. Moreover, you can make sure you get the most out of your staff for what you pay them to do – and push them without demotivating or demoralizing them.

Celebrate Success

Microsoft Viva’s ability to track your team’s progress means you can ensure your employees are working well and push them when needed. But you can also very easily see which teams are doing well. This means that you can easily find out when teams go to extremes and reward them for it.

Use What You Know

By integrating with Microsoft 365, Viva works with many leading software such as Outlook, Teams, Office 365 and many other Microsoft-based applications that your company probably already uses.

And if not, why not choose the best? Microsoft 365 is a great way to unify your organization’s utilities and workspaces.

Other Products In The Viva Platform

Since Viva Goals requires you to have access to the Viva Suite (or, to buy Goals separately – which is not worth it at all), let’s see what else Microsoft Viva can do for you!

  • Viva Learning: Help your employees grow and improve their skills with courses and classes, and a focus on collaborating with other employees to learn and grow together.
  • Viva Insights: Enrich your employees’ productivity and well-being by tracking how they work and providing insights on how to improve their workflow.
  • Viva Topics: In the style of a forum, your team can easily discuss individual projects and parts of your business. This means that discussion is open and your team can work together and collaborate positively.

With all that and more to explore, Viva is an essential part of helping your business reach the next level.

Getting Started With Viva Goals

Viva Goals is a powerful productivity and workflow tool that is new, modern and great for helping your team reach its full potential. With so many ways to help your team’s productivity and motivation, there’s no reason not to integrate Viva Goals into your workflow.

And with full Microsoft 365 integration, it’s easy to get started boosting your organization.

Source: carecomputers

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