Since our initial announcement and private preview launch in May 2022, we have taken feedback from hundreds of Viva customers across the enterprise and global partners to ensure the best product experience. Thank you to every person who participated in this process. We love hearing feedback like this from Neudesic:
"OKRs and Viva Goals offer Neudesic an opportunity to work directly with executives on the things that matter most to their business, helping them get from strategy to execution. From here, we gain valuable insight into the broader needs of our customer’s business and can work with them to drive better business outcomes using this newly found visibility, alignment, and level of trust created at senior levels.”
—Kevin Corr, National Director Business Advisory Services at Neudesic
Here you can watch Viva Goals CVP Vetri Vellore give an overview of Viva Goals:
Microsoft Viva Goals is a goal-setting and management solution that aligns teams to your organization’s strategic priorities, driving results and a thriving business. We help business leaders build higher performing teams, HR leaders improve employee experience, and employees feel a sense of purpose and belonging at work.
Creating clarity: With one centralized source of truth for goal setting, monitoring progress, and assessing success across your organization, you create clarity for your team, connect daily work to outcomes and align at all levels
Focusing teams on impact, not output: Shift focus from effort and activity to impact and outcomes, share progress across your organization with customizable dashboards that turn data into insights, and stay agile at scale
Bringing goals into the flow of everyday work: Keep goals top-of-mind by bringing data and actions into the spaces your team is already using, like Microsoft Teams, ADO, and the most popular data and project management tools.
Today, Viva Goals supports the OKR (Objectives and Key Results) goal-setting framework, popularized at Google, Intel, and other Fortune 500 companies for alignment it naturally creates between the work teams are doing and an organization’s top business priorities.
Because Viva Goals is a part of Microsoft Viva, it integrates into the employee experience, empowering people and teams to be their best from anywhere with both a seamless Teams integration and web app.
Viva Goals also supports integration with tools you use today, so you can stay connected to progress without adding another layer of work for your team. Scroll down for a list of all the integrations we offer today.
Viva Goals Access and Licensing
Now, you can start using the full set of features in Viva Goals with the purchase of one of the following SKUs:
Microsoft Viva Goals SKU
Microsoft Viva SKU
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.
For pricing details, a comprehensive list of what’s included in your existing subscription, and what’s unlocked with Viva Goals SKU or Viva suite SKU purchase, go to Microsoft Viva Goals. see this page.
For details on how to start rolling out Viva Goals in your tenant, go to our docs page for step-by-step configuration and admin guidance.
You can also get started today with a Viva Goals trial. Ask your Microsoft account representative or sign up yourself.
Viva Goals Capabilities
Now let’s look at some of the features that bring your organization's OKRs into the flow of work with Viva Goals. We will continue to add more exciting capabilities to this list in the future.
Note that all third-party integrations require a separate subscription with that 3rd party.
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 organizational mission.
And as hybrid work continues to become more normalized—only 50% of businesses are planning to go back to fully in-person work in the coming year, according to the 2022 Work Trends Index—we need to figure out how to both meet these increasingly important employee needs of purpose and meaning at work all while delivering business results.
We hope you’ll join us on this journey to help organizations and employees focus, align, and achieve their fullest potential. For more information on the road to Viva Goals and best practices in the product, check out the Intrazone podcast we just recorded here: