Tool shows users how long they spend in meetings, answering emails and working late
Elly Yates-Roberts |
Microsoft has rolled out its MyAnalytics tool to more users in order to help them better manage their workload and to improve their work/life balance. The tool shows users how they spend their time at work, outlining how long they spend in meetings, answering emails and working late.
MyAnalytics also provides a personal dashboard with the number of hours spent on certain work tasks and uses artificial intelligence (AI) to flag up commitments made in emails.
“A recent Gallup study found that two-thirds of full-time employees say they experience burnout at work,” said Natalie McCullough, general manager of Workplace Analytics and MyAnalytics at Microsoft, in a recent blog post. “Multiple factors are contributing to burnout, such as the increased pace of work, a rise in collaborative work like chats, emails, and meetings, and the continuing trend of technology blurring the lines between work and life.
“Our customers tell us they’re looking for ways to address these challenges by helping employees find time to focus, improve work-life balance, build better meeting habits and create deeper connections with their colleagues,” she said. “By making MyAnalytics features more broadly available to our millions of customers, it is our goal to make work days around the world a little more balanced and fulfilling.”
The solution is now available to those using Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Business suites that include Exchange Online.
The extended rollout came as Microsoft announced the release of its two new security and compliance packages.