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What is Microsoft Viva Goals?

Viva Goals is a goal-setting and management solution, using the OKR (Objectives and Key Results) framework. It will engage and align teams and individuals to the strategic priorities of your business, allowing you to track goals and work towards a purpose.  

What will Viva Goals actually do?

Here are the features within Viva Goals, and what the module does: 

  • Allow you to list key businesses goals, visions and objectives  
  • Track progress against these goals  
  • List the individual tasks that will help reach these goals 
  • Assign owners to tasks and goals  
  • Allow you to visualise how close you are to business goals 
  • Provide functionality to celebrate team success 

This will all take place in Microsoft Teams, allowing individuals to stay aligned to strategic business goals, all in the flow of their work. 

Viva Goals Access and Licensing

Now, you can start using the full set of features in Viva Goals with the following:  

  • Microsoft Viva Suite at £6.80 /user /month
  • Included in Microsoft 365 and Office 365 plans for enterprise

Viva Goals is available as an application in Microsoft Teams and as a web application. The Viva Goals web application has no prerequisites; customers can purchase and use Viva Goals with the web application without any other Microsoft product or subscription. 

A Microsoft Teams product license is a prerequisite to use the Viva Goals application in Teams. Teams can be licensed with Microsoft 365 F1, F3, E3, A3, E5, A5; Office 365 F3, E1, A1, E3, A3, E5, A5; Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Business Standard, Business Premium; or Microsoft SharePoint K, Plan 1, or Plan 2 license. 

You can also get started today with a Viva Goals trial – just send us a quick message.

Viva Goals Capabilities 

Now let’s look at some of the features that bring your organisation’s objectives and key results into the flow of work with Viva Goals. 

Define success by creating OKRs from scratch or using built-in templates 

Whether you’re an old hand at OKRs or are using OKRs for the first time, there are features that make OKRs accessible. 

Align at all levels of the organisation with OKR approval workflows, Organisational, Team, and Individual goal pages, and Chart View. 

Understand your team’s goals in the context of goals up, down, and across your organisation.

Connect work to outcomes with Projects and Tasks aligned to OKRs 

Ensure every employee understands how the work they do every day contributes to moving the needle for your organisation. 

Focus discussions, provide context and simplify reporting with custom dashboards and OKRs that dynamically update. 

Customisable dashboard and automations help leaders keep goals top-of-mind at town halls and team meetings and offer insight into real-time progress towards your goals.  

Share progress and insights across your organisation with shareable links to dashboards 

Progress shouldn’t exist in a silo. With shareable links, you can keep every employee engaged in team goal setting and progress.

Viva Goals app in Teams 

Is your organisation beginning to use Viva Goals? Search for “Viva Goals” in the Teams app menu, pin to your nav rail, and start exploring today.  

Stay in the flow of work with the Viva Goals app in Azure Dev Ops 

Viva Goals layers into the systems of work your team is already using, like Azure Dev Ops—keeping business goals front and center in the place where work is happening. 

Communicate, collaborate and check-in on goals with the message extension in Teams chat. 

Build a culture of conversation around goals with the Teams messaging extension.

The Next Generation of Goal-Setting for Businesses

Right now, leaders, managers, and all employees are rethinking the how, what, where, when, and why of work.​ 

Employees are looking for a culture they care about, and a sense of purpose and meaning at work. They want to know that they’re part of something bigger and see how what they come to work to do every day ladders up to bigger goals and organisational mission. ​ 

If you’d like to try out a Viva Goals trial or are interested in more information on how to get started with Viva Goals, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can arrange a meeting with one of our team here, just choose the time that best suits you below.


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