A Goal-setting adventure like no other

Viva Goals from Microsoft is a magical tool that helps teams align priorities and fosters effective communication in remote work.

Step right up and prepare for a whimsical adventure into the realm of goal-setting with Viva Goals! In a world filled with remote and hybrid work, where time is no longer the ultimate measure of productivity, Microsoft swoops in with their latest tool to save the day. Get ready to align your teams around priorities and witness the magic of enhanced communication like never before!

You are what you measure

Imagine a world where you truly become what you measure. It's time to bid farewell to the traditional focus on hours worked and instead, embrace the power of tracking actual accomplishments. Viva Goals is here to guide you on this transformative journey by ensuring that your metrics and incentives align with your true objectives. It's like having a compass that leads you straight to success!

Work ain't what it used to be

In the ever-changing landscape of work, Viva Goals emerges as your trusty sidekick, bridging the gap between leaders and employees. The pandemic has shifted priorities, and now more than ever, employees crave a sense of purpose, flexibility, and recognition for their impact. However, managers often find themselves caught in the middle, torn between employee expectations and organizational goals. Fear not, for Viva Goals comes to the rescue, offering a solution to this quandary!

Connect everyone to their purpose

Every business has plans, goals, and targets, but often, employees struggle to understand how their specific tasks contribute to the bigger picture. Furthermore, when leaders announce new initiatives, it becomes a puzzle to determine whether work priorities should change. Fear not, dear adventurers, for Viva Goals provides a remedy! By offering clear and effectively communicated goals, this ingenious tool bridges the disconnect between executives and employees, aligning them on company strategy and performance.

Viva Goals is like a magical spellbook that empowers you to make the way your organization sets goals and monitors progress more rigorous. Imagine a hierarchy of objectives, encompassing the entire business, individual departments, and teams. Within this enchanted framework, a handful of key results act as the secret ingredients that bring each objective to life. You have the flexibility to mix "committed" and "aspirational" goals, highlighting which ones have actionable plans and which ones are hopeful dreams.

But hold onto your hats, there's even more enchantment to be found! Viva Goals brings visibility to a whole new level. By default, objectives are visible to everyone in the organization, creating a sense of unity and shared purpose. As objective owners embark on their quests, Viva Goals kindly reminds them to check in regularly, ensuring progress remains on track. These check-ins become public milestones, allowing managers and business leaders to stay informed about the ongoing adventures.

Connecting your (endless) SaaS tools and apps

To make this journey even more thrilling, Viva Goals seamlessly integrates with a plethora of systems. Whether it's databases like MySQL, SQL Server, Snowflake, and Google BigQuery, or business intelligence services like Domo, Looker, Mode, and Tableau, the possibilities are endless. Imagine the power of connecting your project management, CRM, sales tracking, planning, and issue tracking systems, all harmoniously working together to bring your goals to life. It's like waving a magic wand and witnessing all the pieces fall into place!

The sizzle sells the steak

But wait, there's an extra sprinkle of enchantment! Viva Goals partners up with Power BI to add even more depth to your adventure. Unlock the secrets behind the numbers with insightful metrics, KPIs, and scorecards. Discover milestones, targets, and heatmaps that reveal outliers across different levels of the hierarchy. It's like having a magical looking glass that reveals the path to success.

And don't forget the little things! Viva Goals encourages contextual data with notes, allowing owners to add their unique insights and manually score results when necessary. Notifications keep you on track, providing warnings for late objectives or excessive key results. It's like having a personal assistant dedicated to keeping your goals in check!

But remember, Viva Goals is not just a project planning and tracking app—it's a success system that drives Microsoft itself. This tool empowers your organization with transparency, visibility, autonomy, and accountability. So, buckle up and get ready to conquer your objectives like never before, with Viva Goals as your trusty companion on the journey to success.

Brett Knowles

Brett Knowles is a thought leader in the Strategy Execution space for high-tech organizations. His client work has been published in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune, and many other business publications.

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