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:
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.
For more information, see Query designer in Workplace Analytics.
In response to customer feedback, we have added the following metrics that can be used to analyze Teams collaboration data:
Here are several customer questions and scenarios that can be answered with these new metrics:
For more information, see Metric descriptions.
The Microsoft Viva Insights team has introduced metrics that help uncover the use of focus hours and the prevalence of multitasking.
New metric filters
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:
For more information, see Metric descriptions and Metric filters.
This article is written by Paul Schafer and originally appeared on Sep 08 2021 in Microsoft Tech Community
How does the multitasking metrics identify/differentiate when an individual is in focus time vs a meeting?
@Theeory That is a good question. Multitasking Hours are only calculated when an individual is in a meeting, they will not be calculated during Focus Time. An individual must be in a meeting in order for Multitasking to apply to their collaboration work, if they are in Focus Time they by definition are not in a meeting, and if they are in Uninterrupted Focus Time by definition the individual cannot be in a meeting, send any emails or send any Teams IMs.
Here is the definition of Multitasking Hours: Number of hours the person spent sending emails or instant messages during a meeting or a Teams call.
There are two definitions of Focus Time
1. Total Focus Hours: Total number of hours made up of two-hour or more blocks of time where the person had no meetings.
2. Uninterrupted Focus Hours: Total number of hours where a person has more than or equal to a one-hour block of uninterrupted time to focus on work during their set working hours. It's only counted as uninterrupted time when the person has no collaboration activity, including attending a meeting or an unscheduled Teams call, sending an email, or sending a Teams instant message.
Let me know if you have any further questions!
Is there any guidance on when or if the Workplace Analytics insight component for multitasking will be updated to leverage the more inclusive multitasking metric noted above?
This screenshot pulled from a demo tenant.
It's been a bit, any guidance on whether the leadership insight for multitasking has or will be updated to reflect the new multitasking metrics (e-mail and teams)?
And thank you @Jake_Caddes for highlighting the Uninterrupted Focus Hours metric definition!
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