How to perform an audit of your calendar with your manager
What's the best way to cut down on the number of meetings you have at work?We always encourage people to take more ownership over their calendars and how they spend time at work. But this can be difficult to do if you don't feel like you have the authority to pull out of all the meetings you're invited to. To work around this we recommend people periodically sit down with their managers during regular 1:1s and review their calendars together. Managers can be incredibly helpful in giving you permission to pull yourself out of unneeded extra meetings and process, buying you more time for individual focused work.
Redesigning Your Spaces to Enable a Smooth Return to Office
January’s headlines have been filled with companies compelling their workers to return to the office. For example, News Corp’s CEO Robert Thomson remarked: “Attendance is an absolute imperative... The spontaneity and serendipity of a dynamic office environment are crucial in creating and in iterating, so in-office attendance is vital to our future success.”But while executives are eager to have everyone together again, many employees are reluctant to forgo the flexibility of remote work...
Why collaboration data needs to be a key part of your 2023 HR strategy.
In order to succeed in this new hybrid world, companies need to excel at working and collaborating through digital platforms. This starts with understanding exactly how work happens, identifying weaknesses, and adopting best practices. This is where analyzing collaboration patterns in data from digital platforms comes in. This powerful new toolkit has proven invaluable for understanding how organizations operate and identifying how the underlying patterns in work and collaboration impact employee experience.
Employee Networks Post-Reduction in Force (RIF)
The most vulnerable time for a team is typically right after a round of layoffs or RIFs. Morale slips and trust in the organization falls, leading to inefficiencies in teams and higher-than-expected attrition. We combine ONA data with survey results to help companies understand which teams are at high risk for low morale/high attrition and where companies can build targeted programs
Case Study: How to make “Return to Office” successful for your team
Return to the office, especially on a hybrid schedule, has several benefits for team collaboration and communication. It can be also disruptive for many teams if companies implement these strategies in haste. Here is one such case study where Return to Office did not have the initial impact the company was hoping for. Instead many of the trends from remote work were continuing on despite hybrid work. Putting numbers next to these trends helps the company understand the underlying issue better and resolve the key drivers.
Top 12 metrics for effective meetings
Effective meeting culture can help companies invigorate and motivate their teams. However, all too often we are stuck in a slew of seemingly never-ending meetings that include too many people and don’t accomplish as much as we would like. So how do we understand whether our meetings helping our organization connect? Or whether they are instead causing stress and leading to burnout? Here are 12 key metrics...
Expert Interview with David Green
Hybrid Working and its impacts have been a trending topic for many HR and business leaders. It affects the work culture, team collaboration, and even productivity. To gain more insights into the effect of remote working, David Green sat down with our CEO and Co-Founder, Phil Arkcoll to discuss how collaboration data and analytics can help companies understand how work is getting done and the trends we see in Remote and Hybrid work.
Work Analytics Podcast - Coffee Chat with Stela Lupushor
We are so excited to start our Coffee Chat series for our Work Analytics podcast with an interview with an esteemed expert in the field of People Analytics, Stela Lupushor. For those who don't know her, Stela has written two books on Hybrid and Remote work, teaches at New York University, and has been a practitioner in the field of HR analytics for more than 25 years. Please watch our interview below or read the transcript for details and great insights into the trends and key changes she is seeing in this fast evolving dynamic industry.