As a counterpart to the customer experience, the employee experience has interested HR departments for several years. The reason for this growing appeal? A good employee experience is a guarantee of attractiveness, performance and retaining talent.
According to the 5th Employee Experience Barometer published in 2022 by the agency "Parlons RH", one organization out of two has already implemented an employee experience (EX) policy. This is a wise choice, since employees in organizations that have implemented such a strategy are more committed than others.
A User Experience platform is an interesting lever to improve the employee experience, especially in the context of telecommuting and hybrid work. This type of digital interface is indeed designed to meet employees' different needs throughout their journey within the organization.
The good news? As a Microsoft Teams user, you can now transform your collaborative application into a true digital user experience platform. In this article, Mozzaik365 explains how to do it.
1. Teams, towards an optimal user experience
User experience refers to the overall perception that users have of a product in terms of its ergonomics, usefulness, reliability or desirability.
The User Experience (UX), therefore, plays a key role in the satisfaction felt by individuals towards the product in question. It contributes to its adoption and to the loyalty of its users.
The notion of user experience applies equally to products intended for customers (known as the customer experience) and those dedicated to a company's stakeholders.
They are necessary for communication and collaboration between employees, and also for the accomplishment of many daily tasks. Their unavoidable nature makes them a major lever of engagement or, on the contrary, a reason for demotivation for employees.
Recognizing the importance of the user experience for businesses, Microsoft is working to expand the features of its flagship collaborative application, Microsoft Teams.
In 2021, the software company launched the first employee experience platform: Microsoft Viva. With this solution integrated with Teams, the American firm offers five modules to make Teams a true digital user experience platform .
2. Turn Teams into a user experience platform
With Microsoft, companies can optimize their employees'user experience directly on the platforms they already use.
Thanks to the application's features and the new solutions provided by Microsoft Viva, it is thus possible to transform Teams into a unique, tailor-made and seamless digital work environment.
To do this, start by identifying your employees' needs and then connect Teams to your Digital Workplace by following the tips below.
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2.1 Integrate SharePoint pages into Teams
Microsoft allows the creation of SharePoint pages directly from the Teams collaborative application. This feature allows you to integrate intranet pages into Teams.
With a corporate website accessible in one click, without leaving the platform, you will make it easier for your employees to access the information that is important to them and to your organization.
2.2 Create personal Dashboards in Teams
As you can see, a good user experience is all about getting the right information at the right time, without having to make an effort.
This personal Dashboard will allow them to instantly view a selection of information that is important to them: their daily to-do list, their upcoming appointments, the documents they are working on, or a stream of relevant news.
2.3 Integrate business tools into Teams
For a seamless experience, consider integrating your employees' business applications immediately into Teams.
This way, your employees will be able to navigate without friction between their discussion spaces, their working documents and their business tools. A real plus in terms of ergonomics, especially for field teams.
Software such as PowerBI or Salesforces can be integrated into the Microsoft Teams platform to optimize the user experience of your data analysts or salespeople.
2.4. Schedule, facilitate and document your meetings without leaving Teams
Teams is a collaborative communication platform that takes care of its users' experience. The proof? It is possible to manage all aspects of a meeting without leaving the software at all.
Employees can schedule an event in their Teams calendar, facilitate the meeting with the Teams whiteboard, or document the meeting with Teams' built-in meeting notes.
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The icing on the cake is that all these elements (notes, diagrams, recording of the interview, etc.) can be found and reused simply via the application.
2.5. Edit your shared SharePoint documents collaboratively
As we have seen, Teams is a collaborative work application useful and easy to use. But that's not all. It is also a collaboration platform that simplifies co-authoring.
To turn Teams into a true all-in-one user experience platform, take advantage of this capability by integrating your documents (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) hosted on SharePoint into your Teams application.
This way, collaborators can co-edit these files without leaving their usual Teams interface. A must in terms of accessibility and efficiency.
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2.6. Document your projects, share knowledge and learn about any topic
Easy access to the information and knowledge needed to perform one's tasks is an important dimension of the employee experience.
Microsoft Teams provides a relevant answer to the problems encountered by employees.
With the new Viva Topics module, integrated in Teams, it is indeed possible to document your projects as you go along, to share your knowledge simply via a system of cards, and even to access information effortlessly thanks to links inserted automatically at each mention of a key concept.