Workplace Analytics plans

By combining the capabilities of Workplace Analytics and MyAnalytics, plans help you transform insights from Workplace Analytics into targeted change plans across your organization. Targeted change plans are available for reducing meeting load, increasing focus time, and maintaining work-life balance, among other goals. By using the plans feature, you can, for example:

  1. Use Workplace Analytics to identify groups whose workplace effectiveness could be improved. For example, they might be experiencing excessive meeting load, lack of focus time, or lack of work-life balance.

  2. Set up 12-week plans for the identified groups. The members of the group experience the plan through MyAnalytics.

  3. Measure the progress of the plan while it is underway, and the ROI of the plan after it has finished.

    Note

    Plans are intended for use by analysts or program managers. For general information about roles, see User roles in Workplace Analytics.

For more information about real-world possibilities, see Microsoft Workplace Insights.

Available Workplace Analytics plans

Workplace Analytics currently offers plans of the following types:

Creating and using Workplace Analytics plans

See the following topics to learn how to create and track plans:

  • Walkthrough – Follow these steps to create a plan.
  • Participants – Learn about the experience of participants in a plan.
  • Concepts – Learn concepts whose understanding can help you create a plan and monitor its progress.

Prerequisites for plans

Confirm that your organization meets the following licensing prerequisites:

  • For plan organizers – Identify who in your organization to assign one of the following roles:

    • Analyst, limited analyst, or program manager – Both analysts and program managers can help identify opportunities for plans, set up plans, run and track plans, and measure plan ROI. (See Assign Workplace Analytics roles.)
  • For plan participants – Assign both of the following to members of groups that will take part in change plans:

Note

Managers get access to their team's data and plans in Workplace Analytics as set in Manager settings.

Plans FAQ

Roles and access

Q1: Why don't I see the Plans page?

A1: You can see the Plans page only if you've been assigned the role of analyst, limited analyst or program manager.

Q2: What can people with the various Workplace Analytics roles do when they work with plans?

A2: People with the analyst and limited analyst roles have full write access to all functionality of plans. Program managers have access to everything in plans except the Identify page.

All roles -- analysts of both levels or program managers -- can upload a .csv file of potential plan participants. (Also see the following question.)

Additional information about roles and access:

Plan implementation

Q1: Can we change the duration of the plans?

A1: Plans are scheduled to last twelve weeks. However, after you've started a plan, you can end it at any time.

Q2: What is the minimum group size?

A2: In Analyst settings > Privacy, admins can set the minimum group size for an organization or tenant, which can be greater than or equal to the absolute limit of 5 (five people).

In Leader and manager settings > Manager settings, admins can also set a Minimum team size for people managers, which is different than the overall minimum group size setting. The absolute limit for this team size setting is 10, which applies to all managers.

Q3: Can I monitor metrics for specific users?

A3: No. Privacy considerations preclude the monitoring of behavior information about specific users.