Workplace Analytics August 2020 feature update

Published 08-06-2020 10:19 PM 3,579 Views
Microsoft

The Workplace Analytics team is excited to announce our feature update for August 2020. (You can see past blog articles here). This month’s update gives you a preview of something to come!

 

Coming soon

  • Workweek Span and Person and Person-to-Group Network Metrics will now include Teams chat and data

Coming soon: Teams metrics

With the recent shift to remote work, large numbers of users are relying on Teams for much of their remote collaboration. In other words, communication over Teams is at an all-time high. To improve the accuracy of metrics within Workplace Analytics, we are soon adding Teams chat and call data to Workplace Analytics metrics.

 

Data about calls and chats will now be reflected in several metrics, including Workweek Span. This will improve the quality of data that’s available to analysts by more truthfully delineating the actual workweek span of users. Here is the complete list of metrics that are being updated:

 

Metric

Brief description

Internal network size 

The number of people within the company with whom the person had at least two meaningful interactions in the last four weeks.

Networking outside organization 

The number of distinct organizational units within the company that the person had at least two meaningful interactions with in the last four weeks.

Networking outside company  

The number of distinct external domains outside the company a person has had at least two meaningful interactions in the last four weeks.

Workweek span 

The time between the person's first and last sent email, IM, Teams call, or meeting attended for each day of the workweek.  

Network size 

The number of people in the collaborator group who had at least two meaningful interactions in the last four weeks with the time investor.

 

Note: For complete definitions of these metrics, see Metric descriptions for Workplace Analytics.

 

By using these new metric values, you’ll be able to more accurately analyze connectedness across the company, analyze changes in the workweek span, gauge the effect of Teams in improving organizational connectivity, and support Business Continuity scenarios.

 

To request early access

We are planning to release this change on August 20, 2020. If you want early access to the updated metric values complete the Teams metric changes preview form and we’ll activate the new metric values for your organization. It might take up to four business days to activate the new metric values and we will send you a confirmation email after they've been activated.

 

Note that these new metrics will not affect any of the results of your previously saved queries. But they will go into effect for all new queries (including any queries that auto-refresh) retroactively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Comments
Occasional Visitor

Thanks for sharing information.

 

 

Lokesh M

WordPress Development Company

Contributor

and....still not included for E5 customers :(

Frequent Contributor

Fascinating to see some metrics that hint at a clout-type measure for individuals! Keep up the innovation. Curious to learn how others anticipate making these new insights actionable.

Regular Visitor

This isn't going to pop up in Teams and confuse my users is it?  Like those emails that started going out earlier this year.  Remember that fun?  After that I went through O365 and made sure the Analytics license was off for all of my users, so that should keep me safe, right?

Microsoft

Hi DH3sdf, 

I believe you're referring to the Briefing emails or other mail from the MyAnalytics product. The metrics that are described in this blog are part of a different product, Workplace Analytics, and as such are available only to analysts who run queries in Workplace Analytics. These metrics are not visible through Teams itself. 
(Regarding email distribution, here's info about how to configure the email that's sent out: Configure Briefing email, Configure MyAnalytics.
Please let me know if you have any further questions,

 - Paul 

Established Member

@Paul_Schafer, can you confirm the August features have now been released? Are there updates to any of the WpA Power BI templates? 

Microsoft

Hi ntmeister,

Yes, the updated Network metrics and Workweek span metrics have gone live in Workplace Analytics.
As for WpA Power BI templates, expect to see an update in the September WpA blog, which should appear in a little over a week. 

Thank you for your interest,   - Paul

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