Did you know about MyAnalytics? You could think that the email is spam and it Analyze my work. But it is a very nice and handy solution for analyzing your productivity and personal health.
And in times of lockdown, MyAnalytics can help you find a good balance between work and private life.
MyAnalytics from Microsoft can help you to analyze how you use time, and to find ways of using it better in the future.
What is My Analytics?
Microsoft MyAnalytics is a set of regularly updated personal productivity insights available to users of Microsoft 365.
The MyAnalytics dashboards can be configured to email you a monthly or weekly status update (with Outlook integration) on how well you are using time for things like “focus” or “networking” or “wellbeing.”
The theory behind MyAnalytics is that users must first be aware of the story their data usage is writing before they can change that narrative with different habits.
Individuals who make a deliberate effort to follow a daily regime are more productive and happier in their work.
For who is it?
MyAnalytics is included for everyone currently using Microsoft 365, Office 365 Enterprise, or any of the Business suites that have business hosted email (Exchange).
How it works?
MyAnalytics analyzes how you spend time at work and then compiles a summary of this data to help you find ways to work better.
For example, MyAnalytics can track how much time you spend in meetings to highlight times when another type of task might be more productive. If having more productive meetings is a goal of your business this year, MyAnalytics provides valuable time-management data to assist you.
MyAnalytics also tracks after-hours work that you put-in and even compiles email analytics to help you write more focused and effective messages.
Being able to see where your time goes in an easy to digest dashboard will help you realize whether you are using your work time effectively or not.
Many people are surprised to discover that the time they have for uninterrupted focused work is much lower than they think. Once you have the data on hand, you can take positive steps to improve in areas that seem lacking. For some great tips on how to free up more focus time in your day.
Unlike productivity apps that encourage sharing and collaboration, MyAnalytics is meant to be private user information. The information it pulls from your email and calendar can only be viewed by you.
How it helps you
MyAnalytics makes it easier for you to see the data on how you spend your time, and who you spend it with.
By showing you data-driven insights, you can plan better work habits in the areas that need improvement. These insights are delivered in a personal dashboard that displays easy-to-read visual aids about how you spend time and collaborate.
There are MyAnalytics details available for:
- Meeting time
- Focus hours
- After hours
By tracking the data available in MyAnalytics, you will know immediately which areas of time management need to be strengthened and be able to set some healthy time usage goals for future.
The Benefits of using MyAnalytics:
- Improve your relationships: Increase your collaboration time, improve your team meetings, and grow your network.
- Get more focus time: Find more time to eliminate distractions, stop multi-tasking, and focus on your core priorities.
- Improve your work-life balance: Improve your quiet days and reduce the time you spend working for better work-life balance and overall wellbeing.
How do you start?
If you already have an Office 365 account, getting started with MyAnalytics is easy. Make sure you are signed in, then go to your dashboard, and click on the MyAnalytics portal.
Using this data can really help you maximize your effectiveness. Plus, when entire organizations start to leverage the data available in MyAnalytics, management can see patterns and plan things like meetings, office layout, and communication plans more effectively. Imagine a whole department meeting cadence gets adjusted because MyAnalytics data points to a better solution? There are so many positive applications that can come from tracking our time
Can I disable MyAnalytics?
Yes, it is possible.
Go to de MyAnalytics dashboard. And disable the service from the settings menu.
Small note: It can take up to a week for changes to take effect, wich means that you might receive another email while the setting change is being implemented