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How to track employee productivity in Microsoft 365

Most of the world's workforce uses Microsoft 365 for their daily business needs. Monitoring Microsoft 365 activities can help businesses track and analyze employee productivity to make informed business decisions. Microsoft offers the Workplace Analytics tool to track employee productivity based on behavioral analytics, however, critics feel that this AI-driven tool may not be welcomed well among the workforce as many find it to be an intrusion of privacy.

How can M365 Manager Plus help?

M365 Manager Plus offers you an exhaustive list of elaborate reports that help you gain a wealth of insight on employee productivity by analyzing user activities in Microsoft 365 while maintaining user privacy.

The tool's Usage View dashboard gives you a quick look into the user activities in your Microsoft 365 environment, by providing a concise graphical representation of various reports in the form of dashboard widgets. You can choose to customize your dashboard with the reports that you require and can also have the widgets embedded in web pages or even export the graph in JPG format for further analysis.

Track Employee Productivity in Microsoft 365


Here's how you can schedule user activitiy reports:

  1. Click on the Reports tab.
  2. Click the Schedule Report option at the top right corner and choose Create Schedule
  3. Enter a Name andDescription for the scheduler that you are about to create and choose your Microsoft 365 Tenant.
  4. Choose the Microsoft 365 service and select the required reports from Available Reports list
  5. Schedule a time to generate the reports and select the format in which you want to export them
  6. Click Save.

Take a look at some of the reports that can help you monitor employee productivity by tracking user activities in each of Microsoft 365's services:

  • Mail Traffic Summary
  • Email Activity by User
  • Top Sender
  • Top Recipient
  • Email Activity By Group
  • Daily Outlook User Activity
  • Shared Mailbox Email Activity
  • Distribution List Mail Summary
  • Room Mailbox Booking Count
  • Calendar Log Events
  • Daily Active Microsoft 365 Users Count
  • Daily Microsoft 365 Group Activities Count by Type
  • Contacts Activity
  • Daily OneDrive User Count by File Activity
  • Daily OneDrive Active File Count
  • OneDrive User Activities
  • Daily OneDrive Site Activities
  • OneDrive Files Accessed
  • Daily Skype User Activity
  • Daily Skype Organized Minutes Consumed
  • Daily Skype User Count by Session Type
  • Daily Skype Organized Sessions Count by Type
  • Daily Yammer Activities Count by Type
  • Daily Yammer User Activities
  • Daily Yammer Group Activities
  • Daily Yammer User Count by Device Usage
  • Daily Teams User Count by Device Usage
  • Daily Teams Activities Count by Type
  • Daily Teams User Count by Activity
  • Teams User Daily Activities

These reports can be scheduled to be generated periodically and mailed to your inbox. You can also choose to export these reports in various formats, such as CSV, XLSX, PDF, and HTML.

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