Employee experience in the Microsoft Viva era

Avanade and Microsoft are teaming up for a virtual masterclass series on employee experience in the Microsoft Viva era. Starting June 3rd, our experts will get you fully up to speed on the powerful potential of Viva – including guidance and advice on where to focus your early initiatives – through a series of one-hour weekly sessions.

Now more than ever, preserving and protecting employee experience (EX) is a responsibility shared across the board and throughout leadership. Recent Accenture research found that only 35% of C-suite executives (CXOs) felt responsible for leaving their people better off. In just six months, that jumped to 50%.

Microsoft Viva is an EX engine that can drive the future of work forward and ensure a seamless, consistent experience for every type of employee: frontline, knowledge or desk-based, on-site, off-site, hybrid, flexible, full time, part time or job sharing. Whatever way you work, Viva has the potential to make your work life better.

In this new masterclass series, global experts from Microsoft, Avanade and Accenture will explore how you can harness Viva to empower your employees and teams to grow, succeed and be their best.

Agenda for all sessions
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and introductions
10.15 – 10.30 Keynote by Microsoft and Avanade subject matter experts
10.30 – 10.45 Demo
10.45 – 10.55 Q&A
10.55 – 11.00 Wrap up and close

What you will learn

  • Module 1, June 3rd - Viva and Teams in the EXP era
    Research shows that investing in the employee experience not only improves the actual experience at work, it also directly impacts employee engagement, retention, customer satisfaction and your company's financial success. Join Richard and Brenda to discover how to harness Viva, Teams and a broader ecosystem of platforms and tools – embracing communications, insights, learning and knowledge – to create a holistic employee experience.
  • Module 2, June 10th – Culture and frontline work
    In this session, we’ll explore how Viva Connections can revitalise your communications strategy and reinforce your organisational culture. We’ll also take a closer look at how Viva Connections enables you to empower specific employee groups, delivering a persona-centric experience for frontline workers. Join us to find out how to ensure frictionless approvals, easy access to relevant information and task management and simplified company-wide communications.
  • Module 3, June 17th – Growth and development
    This session will showcase how Viva Topics enables employees to connect with experts and the information that they need to be more effective, efficient and empowered. We’ll also explore how Viva Topics enables growth and skilling to take place in the flow of work (within Microsoft 365 and Teams) and how it can automate the process of identifying, processing, and organising the right content – ultimately simplifying access and use.
  • Module 4, June 24th – Wellbeing and insights
    Wellbeing and work-life balance have been transformed from a peripheral benefit to a core foundation of the employee experience – one which has the firm attention of the board. In this final session, we will explore how Viva Insights can help your people to work smarter and achieve a better work/life balance by changing behaviour. We’ll discuss how Viva Insights can help you build a more resilient workplace and workforce – surfacing insights around how work happens and providing the insight to enable employees to be their best.


Brenda Nemastil

Brenda Nemastil
Global Black Belt, Viva - Knowledge & Insights at Microsoft


Richard Gregory

Richard Gregory
Sr. Director, Modern Workplace European Practice lead at Avanade


Davi Bryan

Davi Bryan
Global Workplace Advisory Executive at Avanade


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