Microsoft Delve Analytics Helps Users Keep Track of Their Time
Delve Analytics, an Office 365 add-on, can display how many hours were spent in meetings, using email or focused on getting the job done.Delve, Microsoft's context-aware search and discovery app for the workplace, already keeps users in the loop when important emails cross their inboxes or vital Office content makes the rounds. Now, Microsoft wants to help users keep better track of their time with the Delve Analytics add-on. Available now for Office 365 Enterprise Plans, Delve Analytics adds new views to a user's Delve personal dashboard, revealing which tasks and work relationships are taking up the bulk of their time. The add-on can display how many hours were spent in meetings, using email or focused on getting the job done. Deeper analytics provide insights into the quality of those activities. For example, the Meeting section not only shows a user's total amount of hours spent in meetings, but also displays which of those gatherings are taking up the most time along with information on why some of them may have been a waste of time. Armed with this information, workers can take steps to improve the effectiveness of their meetings by tweaking the attendee list, trimming recurring meetings or flat-out canceling unproductive meetings. The software also allows users to see the impact of their meeting schedules on their personal productivity.
A section called Focus Hours graphically displays how often a user has at least two hours between meetings to conduct work. With these insights, users can schedule meetings in a manner that helps maximize their workday. For users keeping on an eye on their work-life balance, the After Hours section can offer insights into the time they spend working outside of their office hours.