Microsoft has been busy adding generative AI capabilities to its services, focusing on enhancing its users’ productivity and engagement. In March, Microsoft launched Microsoft 365 Copilot to help users of its various Office apps write documents and spreadsheets. Today, the tech giant announced a new version of Copilot for its employee engagement platform, Microsoft Viva.
Copilot in Microsoft Viva aims to help leaders manage and create goals and key results (OKRs) across the organization. Copilot provides OKR recommendations based on existing Word documents, such as annual business plans and product strategies. The tool also summarizes the OKR situation, identifies blockers, and suggests the next steps. Finally, it can integrate existing data to generate more comprehensive check-ins, allowing teams to leverage their broader knowledge across different sources of truth.
Copilot for Microsoft Viva Engage is designed to empower leaders to create compelling and inspiring posts in workplace communities and storyline conversations. Copilot makes suggestions to personalize messages by adjusting the tone and length of the message and suggesting relevant images to help increase believability and engagement. Additionally, Copilot enables leaders to analyze engagement metrics, rate sentiment, and recommend responses.
The new features of Copilot for Microsoft Viva Goals aim to provide a whole new way for leaders to understand and engage with their employees. Goals, a part of Viva, aim to give employees a clearer understanding of the company’s goals. Copilot for Viva Engage, on the other hand, is essentially a social network customized for each company. Copilot’s new features in Goals and Engage are expected to save employees time and simplify goal management across the organization.
Microsoft plans to start rolling out Copilot for Microsoft Viva to its users in the second half of 2023. With the new features, Microsoft hopes to enhance the productivity and engagement of its users and streamline the goal-setting process across the organization. As Microsoft continues to integrate generative AI capabilities into its services, more AI-powered tools and features will likely be developed in the future.