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Microsoft Announces Major Expansion Of Viva, and CEOs Need To Lighten Up.

If there’s one thing you can say about Microsoft, this is a company that can execute. Since the introduction of Microsoft Viva in early 2021, the company has more than doubled down on its Employee Experience Platform strategy, with a flurry of new announcements this week.

Let me start by saying that Microsoft, at its ... Read more»

Why Gaming Is The New Killer App: Enter The Metaverse

Why did Microsoft spend $75 Billion to acquire Activision, the makers of Warcraft, Starcraft, Call of Duty, and other best-selling games? It’s not just because they want to be big in the Metaverse. It’s something bigger.

Gaming is now the killer app. (And now The New York Times bought Wordle!).

Think about where ... Read more»

What Is The Metaverse? Facebook’s Strategy And How Microsoft, Disney, and Amazon Could Win.

What Is A Metaverse?

Simply put, a Metaverse is a digital space represented by digital representations of people, places, and things. In other words, it’s a “digital world” with real people represented by digital objects.

In many ways, Microsoft Teams or Zoom is already a form of a Metaverse. You are “there” in the room, ... Read more»

Microsoft Acquires Ally: Expands Viva Into Employee Goal Management

As I talked about in Ten New Truths for HR Tech, Microsoft is upsetting the entire work-tech market. Not only is Viva on the agenda for every HR and IT department we talk with, Microsoft is doubling down. Today Microsoft announced plans to acquire Ally.io, a fast-growing OKR goal management platform with more ... Read more»

The Massive Market Impact of Microsoft Viva

Today Microsoft introduced an offering that is likely to transform the market for enterprise software: Microsoft Viva, a digital platform built on Microsoft 365 designed for the Employee Experience. Developed over several years and integrated with Microsoft Teams, Viva is an Employee Experience Platform carefully architected to leverage a company’s investment in existing ... Read more»

What Microsoft Could Do With TikTok!

I have been loving TikTok for quite a while. Not only is it entertaining, positive, and fun to use – it demonstrates a groundbreaking new design, one that clearly works well (800 million users!). And while you may think the company is a bunch of hackers, that’s not true. ByteDance is a sophisticated ... Read more»

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Microsoft Formally Enters the HR Tech Space: And The Strategy Is Compelling

As many of you know, the HR Tech space got pretty hot and exciting this year.  Workday and ServiceNow each grew at over 30%, SAP acquired Qualtrics for $8 billion, ADP launched its NextGen HCM, and private equity players invested billions of dollars (Kronos, Ultimate Software, Infor, Saba, and others). 

Why all this investment? It’s ... Read more»

Guess Who’s Looking At The HR Tech Market? Microsoft.

Over the last few months, I’ve been spending time with Microsoft, and the company is doing some interesting things in the HR Tech space. In this article I’d like to give you some background, and share why I believe Microsoft is going to have a big impact on the market.

First point:  Microsoft is on ... Read more»

How LinkedIn Became A Powerhouse in Corporate Learning: And What Could Be Next

Since the acquisition of Lynda.com in 2015, LinkedIn has become a tidal wave in corporate learning. It feels like they’re going everywhere, and you don’t want to get in the way.

If you go back only a few years (June of 2016 when LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft), LinkedIn was primarily a professional ... Read more»

Is IT a profession in Crisis? Why IT professionals feel left out.

The world of Information Technology has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Decades ago, Information Technology (IT) was considered a creative and strategic profession. These individuals developed applications, integrated systems, architected data structures, and were responsible for many of the most strategic technologies in business.

Today, however, IT is far less sexy, and one ... Read more»

The Business Case for Talent Management: Steve Ballmer Agrees

Talent management makes money.

If you are trying to build a business case for a corporate talent management program, here is some astounding data:

Of the 700+ organizations we studied in 2010 and 2011, only 7% told us that they have a “strategic talent management” program. We defined talent management in four levels of ... Read more»

We are Greater than Me: Building an Agile Organization

Late last year I attended two major talent and leadership conferences in Stockholm. At these events I had the opportunity to meet with various HR leaders at Electrolux, Ericsson, Logica, BT, Maersk, Grundfos, Unicredit, Bertelsman, and others. What I learned is something important that we are building into a broad research framework I plan to ... Read more»