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    Microsoft Workplace Analytics—a powerful new organizational analytics solution for Enterprise plans

    The Microsoft Workplace Analytics Is a very powerful new organizational analytics solution, available as an add-on to any Office 365 enterprise plan.

    Increasing employee productivity is the number one priority for C-level executives in the next year, with over 96 percent of the respondents citing it as a critical or high imperative. Workplace Analytics provides new powerful behavioral insights that can be used to improve and increase productivity, workforce effectiveness and employee engagement.

    Learn more by watching the video: https://products.office.com/en-US/business/workplace-analytics

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    Workplace Analytics totally taps into Office 365 email and calendar metadata, including to/from data, subject lines and timestamps, to shine a light on how the organization collaborates and spends time. It turns this digital exhaust—the data that comes naturally from our everyday work—into a set of behavioral metrics that can be used to understand what’s going on in an organization.

    Microsoft enabled Workplace Analytics with built-in privacy and compliance capabilities. Customers own their Office 365 data and decide how to apply insights generated by Workplace Analytics to solve tough business challenges. This only leverages metadata that is aggregated and de-identified.

    Microsoft designed this  with the flexibility to address a broad range of strategic and organizational culture-based initiatives.

    Helps Increase Sales productivity

    Just as an example, a sales organization in a Fortune 500 company used Workplace Analytics to identify the collaborative patterns of its top performers and then scaled those behaviors to the broader sales organization—this resulted for them in a significant increase in sales. Some of these insights were expected, like the amount of time spent with customers. However, many others were new, like the size of the person’s internal network, which may be an indicator of the salesperson’s ability to get answers and solve customer questions.

    Microsoft has enabled Workplace Analytics with built-in privacy and compliance capabilities. Customers own their Office 365 data and decide how to apply insights generated by Workplace Analytics to solve tough business challenges. Workplace Analytics only leverages metadata that is aggregated and de-identified. Workplace Analytics was designed with the flexibility to address a broad range of strategic and organizational culture-based initiatives. Let’s take a look at a few ways customers are using Workplace Analytics: Sales productivity A sales organization in a Fortune 500 company used Workplace Analytics to identify the collaborative patterns of top performers and then scaled those behaviors to the broader sales organization—resulting in a significant increase in sales. Some of these insights were expected, like the amount of time spent with customers. But others were new, like the size of the person’s internal network, which may be an indicator of the salesperson’s ability to get answers and solve customer questions.

    Increase Manager effectiveness

    Microsoft Workplace Analytics can be used to drive a cultural change with managers. In looking at how time-usage metrics are related to engagement and retention, they found that the behaviors of managers were pivotal in determining employee engagement and retention. They indicated behaviors, such as 1:1 manager time, level of leadership exposure given to employees and the degree to which work can be distributed evenly across an organization, are measurable through Workplace Analytics.

    Use Microsoft Workplace Analytics for Space planning

    The collaboration insights from Workplace Analytics were used by an organization to partner with its commercial real estate company, CBRE, to do space planning. What they did was they analyzed the metadata attached to employee calendar items to calculate the travel time associated with meetings. What they found out as a result of the relocation,  helped each employee reduce their travel time to meetings by 46 percent. Thus resulting in a combined total of 100 hours saved per week across all 1,200 employees involved in the move. So this was a time saver for space planning.

    Unique Customized queries

    Every organization has unique business questions, which is why they included the ability to create custom queries directly within Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics. Data analysts can choose from a unique set of collaboration metrics to explore activities and trends within the business, including time spent in email, time in meetings, after-hours time and network size. Analysts can also create custom queries and filter to aggregated population subsets including regions, roles and functions.

    Workplace Analytics consistently yields unique insights into resource allocation, collaboration behaviors and organizational networks. Businesses then integrate these insights with broader perspectives on strategy, operating model and results delivery to help their clients organize for optimal productivity.

    Analytics Helps Your Business Build a digital, data-driven enterprise

    At Microsoft, Workplace Analytics has yielded significant insights. “We believe building a true digital, data-driven enterprise requires organizations to empower and connect their people across everything—people, processes, data and systems,” said Kathleen Hogan, chief people officer at Microsoft. “Our HR Business Insights group is using Workplace Analytics across a variety of initiatives—from understanding the behaviors driving increased employee engagement, to identifying the qualities of top-performing managers who are leading Microsoft’s cultural transformation from within. We believe people analytics is a competitive necessity for any HR team.”

    Salient points from Microsoft.

    To Learn more about Microsoft’s WorkPlace Analytics

    Microsoft Workplace Analytics is available now as an add-on to any Office 365 enterprise plan. Learn more about how enterprise customers can access organizational insights from Workplace Analytics in Office 365.

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