Viva Insights in November 2021
Published Nov 08 2021 05:28 PM 10.8K Views

The Microsoft Viva Insights team is launching a new technical community and has released the following new updates:


New Microsoft Viva Insights Community


You can register now for the new Viva Insights community! We are transitioning from a Teams-based community to a web-based experience that will more effectively engage, scale, and deploy content for all our customers and partners.


This new web experience will have support and learning resources, ideas, and events for all of you who use Viva Insights. This community will connect Viva Insights experts and peers for learning and sharing information. Even though this will mostly cater to those who use Viva Insights for personal, manager, and leader insights, we also plan to host exclusive user groups for analysts, partners and business leaders.


Follow these instructions to create your community account, sign in, contribute, and learn what's new. We look forward to seeing you there!



New community welcome page with featured posts


New options for subsequent organizational uploads


In response to customer feedback, we’ve released an easier way to add, change, or remove employee data from the existing organizational data that’s used in Viva Insights. These new options save admins time by reducing what’s required in a subsequent upload of organizational data. Viva Insights admins have the following new upload options with new sample templates:


  • Add new employees to existing organizational data - This is equal to the legacy Append data option from earlier releases. You can use this option to add new employees, add new attribute values, and/or edit existing attribute values in the same upload. However, this option must include all required attributes in addition to the new employee data.
  • Add new data for existing employees - Use to add new attribute values and/or edit existing attribute values for existing employees in the same upload with only the minimum required attributes of PersonId and EffectiveDate.
  • Edit data for existing employees - Use to edit existing attribute values for existing employees with only the minimum required attributes of PersonId and EffectiveDate.
  • Delete data for existing employees - Deletes attributes that are not required in the existing organizational data.
  • Upload a new organizational data file - Deletes all previously uploaded data and replaces it with a new upload.



New organizational upload options in Data sources


See Subsequent uploads for more details.


Viva Insights + Qualtrics


You can now combine Microsoft Viva Insights query data about employee collaboration with Qualtrics survey data about employee engagement. This new integrated data can help your organization identify behaviors and patterns behind key metrics, such as motivation, engagement, and wellbeing. The following shows an example of how you can connect Viva Insights metrics with Qualtrics survey scores.


Qualtrics survey categories

Viva Insights metrics

Engagement: I feel motivated and supported at work

Manager 1-1 hours, Skip level meeting hours, and Internal network size

Motivation: I know what to focus on at work

Manager 1-1 hours

Wellbeing: I am able to achieve a healthy work-life balance

After-hours collaboration and Focus hours


For example, the following shows how Qualtrics survey scores for employees can be used within the Viva Insights Ways of working assessment dashboard in Power BI. You can use the report settings to filter the data to depict favorable (or unfavorable) responses and observe how collaboration patterns differ based on their wellbeing scores.


The following shows example data in How is collaboration load impacting after-hours for analyzing how your employees’ collaboration patterns are affected by after-hours work for those who had a score of 4 or 5 for Wellbeing in their Qualtrics survey.



Example Power BI report about Weekly and after-hours collaboration


See Viva Insights and Qualtrics integration to learn how to set up and use this integration.


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