Accelerate change

Important

This insight is only available for organizations with at least 200 licensed users. For organizations with less than that, you'll see an alert about Accelerate change being "unavailable because the minimum number of employees is not met."

Slow adoption of new technology harms efforts to attract and retain top talent, improve productivity, and might lead to market failure. Influencers are employees who have the best connections to people across the company based on their collaboration patterns.

The data for this insight shows how your organization compares with others based on industry research and your specific organizational data.

Microsoft Viva Insights has a My organization page that shows leader's collaboration data about their team. The outcomes include data about Accelerate change.

Accelerate change page in Teams

Calculations

The Engage influencers insights shows the Percentage of employees who can drive change within your workforce, which uses the Influence metric. This is the percentage of employees who are one step away from influencers. Influencers are the people with the best connections across the company.

Accelerate change percentage insight.

The visual insight for Engage influencers is Reach of influencers, which is an organizational network graph that shows the influencers, their connections, and how they effectively connect across your organization. It shows people who power the unobservable communication networks that you can target to effectively drive change.

Accelerate change visual insight

Best practices

To take action, select View best practices to see a list of recommendations about engaging influencers. Leveraging the right people to promote new technology can help drive adoption at scale. Well-connected people share information efficiently, but are not always easy to identify.

The Measuring your employees’ invisible forms of influence article says that "traditional organizational reporting structures limit managers’ visibility into how their employees are influencing and contributing to other teams. New workplace metrics are needed to help leaders get a more complete picture of this." Ways to leverage influencers:

  • Use Insights and the Network page to see connections, top collaborators, and suggestions on how to improve connections and cultivate influence.
  • Use Microsoft Teams channels for cross-functional team collaboration and to drive conversations.

For more best practices and how to identify and utilize influencers, see Best practices for influencers.