The Josh Bersin Academy Announces Integration with Microsoft Teams, Making ”Learning in the Flow of Work” a Reality

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Using the Academy’s App, Microsoft Teams Users Can Now Seamlessly Search the Academy’s Extensive Micro-Learning Resources and Tools and Share Specialized Content

“This app enables Teams users to learn in the flow of work by having access to the Academy’s best-in-class resources...The ability to seamlessly switch as needed from macro to micro learning is a critical component of modern learning,” said Alessandro Giacobbe, GM of Microsoft Enterprise Learning.

The Josh Bersin Academy, the first global development academy for HR and talent professionals, announced today the integration of the Academy’s app with Microsoft Teams, The app is now available in the Microsoft Teams store.

The integrated Academy app gives Microsoft Teams users the ability to search the Academy’s extensive library of HR- and learning-related resources and tools. The integration also enables Academy members to share specialized content, called Conversation Starters™, with other Microsoft Teams users right from the Academy. The seamless, bi-directional integration promotes learning in the flow of work and takes advantage of Microsoft Teams’ native functionality across all user devices.

In addition to its content-rich online programs and global communities, the Academy’s resource library contains more than 150 articles, research summaries, video interviews with industry leaders, case studies and frameworks. AI and L&D, virtual reality training, agile HR, wellbeing investments, analytics, and technology-powered feedback systems are just a few examples of topics covered in the continually expanding resource collection. Conversation Starters are guided activities on a variety of topics specifically designed to promote brainstorming and collaboration within work teams.

“Sharing and collaborative learning among HR teams is at the heart of our mission. The Microsoft Teams integration will further enhance the unique value of our resources through Teams-based conversations and brainstorming,” said Josh Bersin, global independent analyst and dean of the Josh Bersin Academy. “Microsoft Teams is an amazing piece of software that facilitates rich, team-centric collaboration that takes advantage of video, audio, and language translation capabilities. The integration with Microsoft Teams has the power to change how teams work together and will increase the usefulness of Academy resources for our members.”

“We are delighted to partner with the Josh Bersin Academy and enable Microsoft Teams users to learn in the flow of work by having access to the Academy’s best-in-class resources surfaced in context and just in time. The ability to seamlessly switch as needed from macro to micro learning is a critical component of modern learning,” said Alessandro Giacobbe, general manager of Microsoft Enterprise Learning.

"At Microsoft, we believe that the digital transformation of organizations of all sizes, from large enterprises to small businesses, starts with people transformation and culture. In that context, the integration of the Josh Bersin Academy app with Microsoft Teams is a great example of how combining specialized content, resources and tools with the advanced communication and collaboration capabilities Teams provides can help accelerate this transformation and drive productivity gains,” added Vineet Taneja, senior director, Microsoft Teams.

Introduced in 2017, Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines workplace chat, file storage and application integration. Microsoft Teams integrates with the Office 365 productivity suite and has extensions enabling integration with non-Microsoft offerings. As of March 2019, Microsoft Teams was in use by more than 500,000 organizations worldwide, including 90 of the Fortune 100 organizations.

The free Josh Bersin Academy for Teams app is available to Academy members for immediate download. Click on “Apps” from within Microsoft Teams and then click on the Josh Bersin Academy icon at the top of the page. For more information on the Josh Bersin Academy, visit http://www.bersinacademy.com.

About the Josh Bersin Academy

The Josh Bersin Academy is the world's first global development academy for HR and talent professionals at all levels and across all industries. The Academy offers content-rich online programs, a carefully curated library of tools and resources, and a global community that helps HR and talent professionals stay current on the trends and practices needed to drive organizational success in the modern world of work.

The Academy is created in partnership with Nomadic Learning, a company specializing in integrated digital learning solutions to help individuals adopt new ways of working and transform functions, organizations and businesses.

For details and to join, visit http://www.bersinacademy.com

About Microsoft
Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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