New in MyAnalytics: insights for people managers

Published Apr 29 2020 01:42 PM 7,332 Views

Last fall we announced that MyAnalytics will help people managers stay up to speed with their team members. We’re excited to announce that the ‘catch up with your team’ experience in the Outlook Insights add-in is rolling out now to all people managers with a MyAnalytics license.


Rolling out now: catch up with your team in the Insights Outlook add-in


Starting this week, people managers with a MyAnalytics license will be able to use the Insights Outlook add-in to stay connected with team members, with reminders to reschedule 1:1s if conflicts arise, follow up on an important requests, and more. This feature will roll out over the next several weeks.




Managers drive the employee experience


A recent Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is, and that 1 in 2 people have left their job at some point in their career to get away from their manager. Simple habits often make a big difference: Research from Microsoft Workplace Intelligence has shown that employees with no 1:1 time are 4x as likely to be disengaged as other coworkers, and are 2x as likely to view leadership unfavorably.

Unfortunately, managers also tend to be among the busiest people in an organization, often spending 80% or more of their time in meetings or responding to emails, and they don’t always have the time or tools to be responsive and provide continuous coaching to each team member. The recent shift toward remote work has only increased the importance of regular, structured check-ins between managers and team members. In many cases it may not be as easy to ‘drive by’ a team member’s desk to check in.

Whether managers are leading remotely or in person, these experiences will provide critical insights to connect and nurture teams even when work flexes and shifts.


Do managers see any insights on team members’ behaviors that wouldn’t otherwise be available?
No. Assistance for managers in MyAnalytics relies on information from the manager's own mailbox; managers do not receive any incremental information from team members' mailboxes. For example: a manager can use this feature to review important unread emails in their inbox from team members, but they cannot see whether a specific team member has read an email that they sent.

How are managers and team members identified?
MyAnalytics determines who is a manager and who is on their team using Azure Active Directory. A user must have team members listed in Azure AD in order to access this feature in the Insights add-in. Note that managers have the ability to add or remove team members in MyAnalytics in case any information is out of date (these changes are stored locally for use in MyAnalytics and not synced back to Azure AD).


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