Microsoft Corporation Delve Analytics Features
A personal dashboard brings together all the delve discoveries—The key to Delve Analytics is the personal dashboard, where all the insights into your work habits are brought together so they can be digested and correlated. By laying the entire system out neatly on one page, it’s possible to visualize every aspect of your work day and see how it is spent and where it can be improved. The personal dashboard comes with a summary at the very top of where hours have been spent, including: meetings, email, focused work time, and after-hours work. These are given more comprehensive break downs lower on the desktop (and will be described more below).
Set goals with the personal dashboard—One of the great benefits of the dashboard is the ability not just to visualize your work habits data, but to set new goals for yourself. You can aim for a certain balance to your work week, and the Delve dashboard will monitor how close you come to those goals.
Discover who you interact with most with Network—Most jobs require regular interaction with colleagues, and who you interact with and how much can determine how effect your work is. Network monitors who you are interacting with, which may lead to insights about who you need to spend more time connecting with again. Rediscovering business relationships can lead to fruitful career develops and project improvements.
Pin important contacts to learn more about interaction—If there are certain contacts you really need to get back in touch with, you can simply pin them to your dashboard to monitor how much communication is taking place. With how busy your day becomes in the office, it’s easy to lose track of everybody you need to reach out to regularly. Pinning contacts makes sure your priorities are visualized right on the dashboard.
Learn more about your emailing through Email—The key to office communication is email, and email is often where crucial efficiency is lost. The Email section of the dashboard lets you visualize how much time you spend on email, but it does much more than that. It also reveals your average read rate per email and your response time. With such data laid out clearly, it is possible to discover the weak link in your emailing, which can provide extra time for more important work.
See if your meetings were worth it with Meetings—If it isn’t email, it’s meetings that are lowering your overall efficiency levels. With the Meetings feature on your dashboard, you can discover not just how much time you spent in meetings, you can find out the overall quality of the meetings you attend. Once you discover which meetings have been less effective, you can begin cutting short or removing all-together those meetings to free up more work time.
See how meetings affect your ability to get work done with Focus—With so much time spent on email and meetings, it can be difficult to actually sit down and work. Focus lets you see how much of your day is being taken up by meetings and how much is left to focus on your work. By looking over your week, you can try to set future schedules that provide more focused work time every day.
Add Groups to see how much time you spend on high-priority projects—Just as you can pin contacts, you can also focus on groups to make sure you are spending enough time on team projects. You can also set group goals to make sure you are meeting all project aims on time.
Track how much time you spend working after normal hours with After hours—Delve doesn’t just provide more work efficiency, it helps with work-life balance by tracking how many hours outside your normal work hours you are spending on work, helping you keep focus on better dividing personal from professional time.
Share metrics to build cohesion or get mentoring advice—You can share your metrics with colleagues to coordinate schedules and work times, or you can share it with mentors to help discover new ways to better balance your work schedule.
Choose whether to include your results—If, however, you don’t want to share your data with anyone, including in aggregating data for the whole business, you can choose not to, leaving the results completely private.