3 Ways Viva Learning Is Helping Organizations Improve Employee Growth and Development
Published Sep 29 2023 12:00 PM 4,863 Views

This blog will showcase the success of Viva Learning for customers like Grundfos, Avanade and Music Tribe. Viva learning has made it possible for them to consolidate learning content and tools into a single hub for easy access, offer personalized search and discovery features that enable employees to curate their own learning collections and make learning accessible from any device and location.


1. “One-Stop Shop for Learning”


Learning content comes in many forms, and there’s nothing more frustrating than having to switch between several windows and platforms to learn. Viva Learning consolidates a wide range of learning content and tools from various formats and sources into a single platform so that employers can have one central hub for employee learning.


A customer of ours, Grundfos, had an abundance of learning opportunities for their employees but lacked structure. The result was that their employees found it difficult to navigate through the learning resources they had available, creating confusion. Employees found themselves struggling to store their learning courses of interest and had to revert to doing things like manually saving links of courses they’d like to revisit later. To address this, the company chose to invest in Viva Learning to consolidate their learning opportunities into an organized single destination in Microsoft Teams.


"We need to make sure our employees have as few barriers to learning as possible. We used Microsoft Viva Learning to achieve that vision by creating a one-stop shop for learning in the flow of work."

-Marcus Jøhnck Bendt Haure: Product Owner for Learn & Grow Technologies at Grundfos



Avanade faced similar challenges with learning across their organization due to their learning resources being scattered in too many different places.


"Learning was a challenge across our organization because we had so many places to access learning."

-Art Holladay: Director, IT Go-To-Market Services Lead at Avanade



With Viva Learning, Avanade will be able to create a centralized learning hub, where all learning resources are available in one place. Avanade also has plans to use Viva Learning to share recorded training sessions on new products, which is a much better alternative to the previous method they had of searching through emails or SharePoint pages to find a session recap.

Already a Viva Learning Customer? To learn more about how to organize your learning content on Viva Learning, read about how to create a learning collection here and how to save content for later by bookmarking here.

Not a customer yet? Read more about how Viva Learning works here.

2.Catered to You

Personalized search and discovery on Viva Learning means that you’ll have access to a wide variety of content that is tailored to your interests. This ensures that you are able to find the most relevant and appropriate content for your learning goals. You have the ability to select topics of interest that will then help populate the curated learning recommendations Viva Learning offers to you.

Another one of our customers, Music Tribe, made a commitment to employee learning, by giving everyone in their organization one day per month of dedicated learning time. Since then, they’ve had an increase in employee engagement and employees are now spending an average of 10 hours per month on learning. One of the requests made by their employees was to have the capability to curate their own learning collections. This would allow them to have personalized course recommendations readily available for them to sort through on their designated day of learning each month. Viva Learning has made this possible.


"People don’t want to be told what they need to learn,” says Stubbs. “They want to create their own learning journeys, and Viva and Go1 have created an amazing platform for them to be able to do that."

- Lorna Stubbs: Chief Human Resources Officer at Music Tribe



To ensure Viva Learning curates the right recommendations for your learning content, make sure to select your interests. Read more about how to do that here.

To read more about how to create a learning path go here.

3. Learning in an Accessible Way

Viva Learning's ability to facilitate learning from anywhere is a popular benefit. This feature is particularly appealing to employees with diverse lifestyles, as it can be accessed on laptops, desktops, or mobile devices. Whether an employee is working from home, on the go, or in the office, they have easy access to Viva Learning.


"Viva Learning in Microsoft Teams will give our employees a chance to engage with a learning path that is very accessible, for example via the Teams mobile app for learning on the go."

-Art Holladay: Director, IT Go-To-Market Services Lead at Avanade



"The anytime, anywhere access that Teams provides has been another popular feature, even encouraging employees to share courses with family members."

-Lorna Stubbs: Chief Human Resources Officer at Music Tribe



This flexibility and accessibility of Viva Learning helps to ensure that learning remains a priority for employees, regardless of their location or schedule. This is important because it allows individuals to access learning materials and resources at their convenience.


For learning on the go read more about the Microsoft Viva Learning mobile app here.

Read more about how Grundfos, Avanade and Music Tribe have used Viva Learning to improve their employee growth and development below:

Grundfos Extends Its Culture of Learning to Every Area of it’s Business with Microsoft Viva Learning
Avanade Strengthens Its Focus on Employee Experience with Microsoft Viva
Music Tribe Tunes in to a Culture of Learning with Microsoft Viva Learning

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