The Microsoft Viva Insights team would like to present our feature updates for September 2021. (You can see past blog articles here). This month’s update describes the following features:
New metrics for Teams channels
New focus-hours and multitasking metrics
The Viva Insights team is excited to announce the release of Query designer, a new landing page that offers a simplified view of our premium Power BI templates and query tools.
Over the past year and a half, we’ve launched many powerful templates, including the Business continuity dashboard, Ways of working assessment, and Microsoft Teams insights, but until now we’ve not had a great place to showcase them in product. Due to this, we commonly heard feedback that analysts were having trouble finding them, understanding which ones were right for them, and then setting them up.
With the new Query designer, the Power BI templates are now front and center. Analysts can more easily identify what each template offers and learn how to set them up. They can also continue to create their own queries from scratch with our custom query capabilities.
After going to Analyze > Query designer, either scan all available templates or filter to see just the templates that address your business outcomes of interest, such as transforming meeting culture.
The Query designer showcases all the Power BI templates and custom query tools.
The Microsoft Viva Insights team has introduced metrics that help uncover the use of focus hours and the prevalence of multitasking.
The Uninterrupted focus hours and Multitasking hours metrics incorporate Teams chat and call data into the logic for assessing the impact of collaboration interruptions on the time available for deep work and distractions from meetings and calls with colleagues, respectively.
The Instant messages sent during meeting and updated Attendees multitasking metrics in the Meeting query now reflects multitasking Teams instant messages and emails.
New metric filters
The Included multitasking filter is used with meetings and calls metrics.
The Is sent during meeting and Is sent during unscheduled call filters are used with the Emails sent and Instant messages sent metrics.
Customers had been asking for better ways to answer the following questions. Analysts can now answer them more easily by using the new multitasking and focus-hours metrics:
Multitasking time consumption. How much time does the average employee spend multitasking in emails or Teams chats during meetings and calls?
Multitasking impact. Duringhow many of a person’s meetings or calls did they send emails or instant messages?
Multitasking as adaptation. How much of a person’s email and instant message correspondence do they try to handle during meetings and calls?
Multitasking as a meeting quality indicator. Which meetings had the highest rates of multitasking in emails and instant messages among attendees?
Impact of collaboration on potential focus. How much time does the average employee have to handle work in between collaborative interruptions?