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Visier People® Workplace Dynamics

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Visier People® Workplace Dynamics gives you insight with collaboration analytics to better understand how people and teams work together to improve productivity.

Workplace Dynamics provides continuous insights to create high-performing teams, reveal hidden organizational risks, and empower individuals and managers. The application uniquely combines passive data with active feedback to provide insights into how teams get work done.

Workplace Dynamics continuously collects and draws insight from passive data on digital collaboration between employees. Additionally, this passive data determines who provides the most useful and timely peer feedback, eliminating the need for managers and HR specialists to invest time to manually construct, distribute, and analyze recurring surveys.

Workplace Dynamics then engages employees and their peers in actively collecting feedback based on recent collaborations and how collaboration patterns change.

By actively engaging with employees to provide their continuous feedback about your organization, their peers, and their work, Workplace Dynamics helps you identify gaps in employee experience and understand the potential impact on business results.

Further refine the powerful set of prebuilt metrics and analyses with data filters, or use them as a starting point to create your own questions unique to your needs.

What value is delivered?

Workplace Dynamics is designed to enable an organization to uncover how the interaction between employees and their working environment has an impact on business results. Below are the specific challenges addressed by Workplace Dynamics:

  • Uncover Collaboration Circles: Find out how your team is connected within your team, your organization, and your company network.

    Why is it important? Understanding who your team members are working with and who they are not working with is the first step in understanding team dynamics and what good teams look like.

  • Manage Work/Life Balance: Uncover your team’s work patterns by leveraging digital day—a weekly average of an employee’s start and end time for their digital communication.

    Why is it important? Work/life balance is a critical factor in team success and performance. Understanding when a team's work patterns are creating an unbalanced work/life allows leaders to take action to prevent burnout and ensure that teams are performing optimally.

  • Measure Wellbeing: Using machine learning, you can assess the work patterns of employees to gauge who may be experiencing low levels of wellbeing (burnout), putting them at risk of attrition.

    Why is this important? Quickly addressing low levels of wellbeing (burnout) can prevent the contagion or spread of the impact to the entire team, as well as ensuring the retention of key team members.

  • Personal Insights Report: Individual report providing insight into peer feedback, collaboration circles, and digital day, among other data and insights.

    Why is it important? The personal insights report serves two purposes. Firstly, the report provides an individual employee insight into their own data, empowering them to address any concerns and allowing for continuous improvement and growth. Secondly, the report provides transparency. Transparency is critical for trust both within teams and within the organization. Allowing individuals to see what leaders see builds trust and empowers employees.

  • Customizable Survey: The weekly pulse check surveys are customizable, allowing organizations to add, delete, hide, or edit existing questions and survey invites.

    Why is this important? While Workplace Dynamics provides organizations with 90+ questions developed in collaboration with I&O Psychologist Peter Burnham (see below), Visier understands that organizations want control over the survey experience. Allowing this flexibility means organizations can make edits that align the active listening survey to their organizational needs.

Pre-prepared Survey Questions (Active Listening):

  • Peer Feedback on Skills: Provides individuals, as well as teams, with an understanding of where they excel in collaboration skills and where they could improve to ensure effective collaboration. Using the collaboration circle means that feedback is timely and relevant.

    Why is it important? Providing feedback from colleagues that have recently worked together makes the feedback more meaningful and actionable. Focusing on collaboration skills also allows individuals to hone in on skills that help improve how the team works and ultimately their productivity.

  • Individual Experience Feedback (Organization): Weekly pulse check surveys include insight into an employee's experience in the organization.

    Why is it important? Teams do not work in isolation and the organizational environment could have either a positive or negative impact on a team's productivity. Unlike traditional surveys, the feedback is immediate (weekly), making it relevant and actionable for leaders.

  • Individual Experience Feedback (Manager): Weekly pulse check surveys include insight into an employee's relationship with their manager.

    Why is it important? Experience with your manager can be one of the most critical aspects of team dynamics and the overall performance of a team. Timely and relevant feedback provides managers with insight into how they could be spending their time (such as career development or coaching conversations).

  • Individual Experience Feedback (Team): Weekly pulse check surveys include insight into an employee's relationship with their team.

    Why is it important? Timely and relevant insights into team dynamics will support leaders to uncover challenges, addressing issues as soon as they appear and making micro-adjustments to their teams to ensure that their teams are always performing optimally to drive productivity.

What do I get with Visier People® Workplace Dynamics and what do I need to provide?

With Visier People Workplace Dynamics, you can access:

  • 130+ metrics

  • 75+ questions

  • 25+ stories & dashboards

  • And build unlimited content

To unlock the full potential of Workplace Dynamics, we recommend having Visier People® Essentials. Alternatively, the following data elements are required:

Employee Profile
The employee profile contains information about the employee including employee name, email address, department, supervisory hierarchy, start date, exit date, time zone, permissions (whether or not survey and/or passive/active data is to be collected on the employee), and language preferences. 

Employee profile data can be used to provide insights to employees and their leaders at the individual level. It will help you answer critical questions such as:

  • What is my collaboration circle?

  • Who is my team collaborating with both by individual and by department?

  • Who is at risk of burnout? 

You have the option to load permissions data to monitor whether or not survey and/or passive/active data is to be collected on the employee.

Permissions data allows the individual and/or company to opt employees in or out of three aspects of active and passive listening: 

  • Whether or not digital activity is being collected for the employee.

  • Whether or not the employee is being sent surveys.

  • Whether or not feedback about the employee is being collected through surveys.

View permissions can also be set, restricting data to employee-only, employee and manager. 

For more information, please refer to the following documents:

  • Data Dictionary: Provides comprehensive information about the data elements.

  • Application Definitions: Provides an extensive list of metrics, dimensions, content, and guidebooks that will be lit up once we have loaded these data elements.