This simple tool could help you get a better work/life balance in 2019

A tool that shows people how long they spend in meetings, respondent emails and working late has been rolled out to more users.

MyAnalytics aims to help staff improve how they work and prevent burnout by giving them a round-up of how they spend their day in the office, and suggests shipway to free up time to get a better work/life balance.

The Microsoft program is now available to everyone exploitation Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Business suites that include Exchange Online. It was antecedently only available to those on an Enterprise E5 plan or as an add-on to E1 and E3 plans.

“A recent Gallup study found that common fraction of full-time employees say they experience burnout at work,” Natalie McCullough, General Manager of work Analytics and MyAnalytics at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post. “Multiple factors are conducive to burnout, so much as the accrued pace of work, a rise in cooperative work like chats, emails, and meetings, and the continued trend of technology blurring the lines between work and life.

MyAnalytics dashboard
The MyAnalytics dashboard

“Our customers tell us they’re looking for shipway to address these challenges by portion employees find time to focus, improve work-life balance, build better meeting habits and create deeper connections with their colleagues. By making MyAnalytics features more loosely available to our millions of customers, it is our goal to make work years around the world a little more balanced and fulfilling.”

MyAnalytics gives users a personal dashboard, showing them the number of hours spent in meetings, reading and causing emails, working late and focused on uninterrupted tasks. It besides uses artificial intelligence to flag up commitments they have made in an email. To protect privacy, people can only see their own data.

Up until now, the service has focused on Outlook emails and meetings, and Skype for Business calls and chats but will shortly include Microsoft Teams calls and chat and signals from documents saved in OneDrive and SharePoint.

The analytics rollout came as Microsoft proclaimed it will release two new security and compliance packages on February 1 – Identity & Threat Protection and Information Protection & Compliance.

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