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Best practices of cross-team collaboration: Spotify, GitLab, Google, and Facebook
October 27, 2022
GENERAL BUSINESS | SPECIALIST | PEOPLE LEADER
Best practices of cross-team collaboration: Spotify, GitLab, Google, and Facebook

While it’s important to implement the right cross-department collab practices, it’s equally important to keep track of how well your multidisciplinary teams perform. This can be achieved by using a platform like Network Perspective, which helps you understand which cross-functional teams are doing a great job to maximize business outcomes, and where the processes call for refinements.

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People Analytics readings recommended by Network Perspective
September 29, 2022
general business | specialist | expert
People Analytics readings recommended by Network Perspective

An increasing number of businesses are now using Organization Network Analytics platforms to analyze employee data and improve their satisfaction and productivity levels. However, wrapping your head around People Analytics might seem daunting at first. To give you a helping hand, we’ve listed a few introductory readings that will explain what ONA brings to the table.

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How Salesforce is leveraging people analytics to drive the success of remote work?
August 25, 2022
General business | Specialist | People Leader
How Salesforce is leveraging people analytics to drive the success of remote work?

The pandemic has changed the way companies approach employee experience, it’s no longer about fancy offices and endless perks. To be able to work effectively in a hybrid or remote model, organizations have to turn into data analytics. And this is the exact approach that Salesforce follows. Ernest Ng, VP, Global People Strategy and Analytics, Salesforce says that “Because we are growing at such a fast pace, as a company, people analytics is really key to helping us scale efficiently and effectively”.

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Workload and collaboration challenges in remote tech companies
June 8, 2022
People Leader | Director
Workload and collaboration challenges in remote tech companies

Once putting the data about work & collaboration patterns in the hands of people leaders & teams, they get a full, more objective and continuous overview of the work habits and experience rooted by them. We strongly believe that leveraging and better understanding of data is the key to improving the future workplace in an impactful way and effectively selecting initiatives not for symptoms, but for root causes.

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People Analytics at Dropbox: ensuring that every team can access, understand, and act on people data
July 28, 2022
Expert | People Leader
People Analytics at Dropbox: ensuring that every team can access, understand, and act on people data

Collecting, analyzing and sharing data can have a massive impact on your organization. However, it’s not enough to share your findings with your HR team only. You should make sure that every single team can freely access, understand and act on people's data. Turn your People Analytics into a self-service for teams, just like Dropbox did.

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3 areas of focus for HR & People Analytics – lessons from Paypal, Google, Intercom, and GitLab
May 19, 2022
People Leader | Expert
3 areas of focus for HR & People Analytics – lessons from Paypal, Google, Intercom, and GitLab

Tech firms are quite peculiar; they have highly qualified employees, high attrition rate and use specific tools.As you can imagine, their people analytics is also rather specific. For this reason, it’s worth looking at how the biggest tech firms such as PayPal, Microsoft and Google approach people analytics and share a few tips on how you can do it effectively at your organization.

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The attrition in tech - a few numbers
March 8, 2022
general business | specialist | expert
The attrition in tech - a few numbers

1,7 year is the average tenure for employees in 10 biggest tech companies in the last few years (Business Insider, 2017). €17M yearly cost at a 1000-people company is calculated based on: current employee attrition rate at an average level of 20-30% for tech, coming managers’ attrition rate at a level of 40-60%, and attrition cost up to 150% of annual salary (40K EUR).

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Challenge #2 - Mitigating team’s collaboration overload / lack of collaboration
February 23, 2022
PEOPLE LEADER | GENERAL BUSINESS | EXPERT
Challenge #2 - Mitigating team’s collaboration overload / lack of collaboration

Last Friday, we held the second of six webinars for the tech industry.Challenge#2 | Mitigating team’s collaboration overload / lack of collaboration🎯 How big is the problem of too many meetings & work interruptions?🎯 How does it impact burnout, well-being, absenteeism, and attrition?🎯 What can be done to mitigate the workload in an evidence-based way?

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Challenge #1 - Planning team’s work from home & office
February 3, 2022
People Leader | General business | Expert
Challenge #1 - Planning team’s work from home & office

The first in a series of six webinars is behind us!Challenge#1 | Planning team’s work from home & office🎯 How are companies planning hybrid work?🎯 What are the best practices?🎯 What’s the most challenging? 🎯 How can data help?These and other were discussed during the webinar last Friday with our special guests: Jessica Reeves, PHR and Zuzanna Przybyla.

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Hybrid Evolution & Great Attrition addressed in a data-informed way - webinar series
January 25, 2022
People Leader | General Business | Expert
Hybrid Evolution & Great Attrition addressed in a data-informed way - webinar series

We are starting a series of 6 webinars dedicated to HR, organization development, and work tech decision makers from IT companies. ‍ Hybrid Evolution & Great Attrition addressed in a data-informed way - webinar series

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How to build a deep work routine for a team and separate it from context switching and multitasking?
January 11, 2022
general business | specialist | expert
How to build a deep work routine for a team and separate it from context switching and multitasking?

Making sure that your team has enough time i.e. at least 2 hours a day for deep work and reducing context switching is necessary to maintain high productivity. Jumping between tasks results in 80% productivity loss, which has a detrimental effect on employee performance. One of the best ways to make sure that your employees have enough time for deep work is by creating routines and tracking data. For this reason, we recommend using a platform like Network Perspective that will give you access to invaluable insights about how your teams work.

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How to find the best time for deep work for your team? 4 easy tips to boost your productivity in a data-informed way
January 7, 2022
general business | specialist | expert
How to find the best time for deep work for your team? 4 easy tips to boost your productivity in a data-informed way

The ability to focus on cognitively demanding tasks is the most important team productivity factor. In fact, as noticed by Cal Newport, “deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep – spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way”. In addition, what we’ve seen during the pandemic is that a (wrongly executed) remote work model can have a detrimental effect on our teams’ productivity levels.

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How do tech companies face hybrid work? eBay, Dropbox, Intercom, Uber, and other cases
December 21, 2021
general business | specialist | expert
How do tech companies face hybrid work? eBay, Dropbox, Intercom, Uber, and other cases

Operating in a hybrid model appears to be a perfect compromise between full-time, office based work and the convenience of working from home. That being said, ‘hybrid’ means different things for different companies. For some, it’s a way to use up their current office lease before a 100% move to a remote work model. Meanwhile for others, it’s more about creating spaces for collaborative tasks and integration, and reserving in-house for individual, deep focus work.

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Top HR challenges at tech companies – our findings at Network Perspective
December 17, 2021
General business | Specialist | Expert
Top HR challenges at tech companies – our findings at Network Perspective

HR leaders and directors have always been exposed to various challenges. However, after switching to remote work their number has either grown or current challenges gained in strength. We have talked to HR leads in tech organizations to identify the current problems they’re facing as well as how workplace analytics can help in tackling them.

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How to foster a high performing team dynamic in a data-informed way?
December 9, 2021
General business | Specialist | Expert
How to foster a high performing team dynamic in a data-informed way?

Successful companies no longer evaluate their teams through the prism of efficiency. As proven by a number of successful companies, including Intercom, GitLab, Boeing, and General Electric, the spotlight should be set on performance, as it better suits today’s organizational structures. In order to thrive, it’s essential to build High Performance Teams.

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What do we actually do at Network Perspective? ;-)
November 29, 2021
CEO | HR Executive | People Leader
What do we actually do at Network Perspective? ;-)

Network Perspective video on how our platform enables people leaders with advanced workplace insights.

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Employee engagement surveys - what are they great at and what are they missing?
November 23, 2021
People Director | People Team
Employee engagement surveys - what are they great at and what are they missing?

Despite serving as a real eye-opener for many organizations, customer engagement surveys come with their own sets of limitations. In order to give valuable insights and improvement ideas, they need to be paired up with People Analytics tools (i.e., a mix of active listening & passive listening employee engagement methods).

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Why is rethinking collaborative social learning vital in a hybrid world?
November 3, 2021
HR Director |General business
Why is rethinking collaborative social learning vital in a hybrid world?

Social collaborative learning has always been an important asset for businesses – however, the way we approach peer 2 peer collaboration has changed due to COVID and the introduction of hybrid work. Despite having the right digital tools that offer great social learning possibilities, employees fail to engage due to digital overload.

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What are the expectations for people leaders in the future of work that just arrived?
October 12, 2021
general business | specialist | expert
What are the expectations for people leaders in the future of work that just arrived?

While the requirements towards leadership in the pandemic era haven’t changed significantly, the expectations in regards to them are much higher. Managing people is no longer solely the domain of HR departments; it’s now also become the key responsibility of team managers.

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Ethics, safety, and trust in People Analytics – best practices and examples to draw inspiration from
October 8, 2021
People director | People Analyst
Ethics, safety, and trust in People Analytics – best practices and examples to draw inspiration from

We recently discussed the four pillars of ethics and trust in People Analytics – privacy, security, eliminating bias, and people impact. In this article, we’d like to further discuss how – by recognizing these four elements – you can safeguard employee data and build their trust. We discuss examples of use cases and some of the best People Analytics implementations below – use them as inspiration for your own project!

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4 pillars of ethics & trust in big data People Analytics
September 29, 2021
General business | Specialist | Expert
4 pillars of ethics & trust in big data People Analytics

If you’re considering implementing People Analytics software at your business (or are looking for a more ethical way to process employee data), it’s important to check whether it abides by the four pillars mentioned above. Your PA platform needs to respect privacy, secure data to prevent breaches, eliminate biases, and genuinely impact your people in a positive way.

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Focus time metrics – How to measure your employees’ deep work & multiple context work
September 22, 2021
General business | Specialist | Expert
Focus time metrics – How to measure your employees’ deep work & multiple context work

Deep work and multiple context time are two metrics that let you assess productivity and perceived sustainability among employees. They are best analyzed jointly, as they give you an overview of the deep work/multiple context work time and point to any areas that require improvement.

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Focus time metric – How deep work streak length influences productivity
August 31, 2021
general business | specialist | expert
Focus time metric – How deep work streak length influences productivity

It’s hard to imagine our lives without Internet access and mobile phones. We’ve grown accustomed to being constantly interrupted both at home and at work. Lack of time for deep work, however, has a negative impact on productivity – an issue which has brought more concern now that most businesses have moved to remote work models. We took a look at how the length of deep work streaks impacts employee productivity and how you can measure them for your business.

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Why is the People Analytics market seeing a 35% growth rate at a time of economic uncertainty?
August 26, 2021
CEO | PEople Director | General Business
Why is the People Analytics market seeing a 35% growth rate at a time of economic uncertainty?

Depsite the fact that many industries were forced to cut costs amidst the recession, the People Analytics market was spared from this scenario. Namely, according to a study by Red Thread Research, it has witnessed a 35% annual growth rate between 2019 and 2020.

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3 types of hybrid workplace induced overload and how to mitigate it
August 17, 2021
General business | Specialist | Expert
3 types of hybrid workplace induced overload and how to mitigate it

Company workload during the pandemic often translates to longer working hours. For some employees, with no office environment, the line between work and free time begins to blur. As a result, they suffer from significant overload, including those of physical, emotional, and informational nature.

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Oxygen mask for leaders first. Three lessons learned from advanced People Analytics
August 3, 2021
General business | Specialist | Expert
Oxygen mask for leaders first. Three lessons learned from advanced People Analytics

In recent years, a lot of focus has been drawn towards guaranteeing the well-being and work-life balance of employees, and how leaders can support their team. However, not enough is being said on how this can take a huge toll on leaders. Especially now during COVID, they’re often overwhelmed with the number of meetings and forced to work after hours, which leads to burnout. Organizations must take care of their leaders first.

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Which trends in workplace analytics tools will dominate in 2021?
July 27, 2021
General business
Which trends in workplace analytics tools will dominate in 2021?

Workplace analytics measures employee behaviors and analyzes them to improve people and business performance. If implemented right, it might become a great business advantage for companies operating in the New Normal. Nowadays, the main challenge is to keep a sense of belonging among employees who work remotely. Workplace analytics gives leaders access to data linked with productivity, engagement, turnover, etc. This, in turn, helps them keep their employees happy rather than isolated. They are able to better lead their teams.

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Future Proof People Leaders – introduction to pivoting people leadership capability building
July 13, 2021
general business | specialist | expert
Future Proof People Leaders – introduction to pivoting people leadership capability building

To ensure that their people leadership capability building strategy is future-proof, organizations will need to focus on two areas – embracing a selective-intensive people leadership approach and knowing how to access and analyze team data to make more agile-based decisions.

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How can HR BP open data-informed dialogue with leaders on boosting team well-being?
June 20, 2021
General Business
How can HR BP open data-informed dialogue with leaders on boosting team well-being?

Talent attraction and retention are one of the biggest challenges for organizations of all shapes and sizes. The success of HR BPs is often measured by the proportions between the number of people who stay and leave the company.

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How can Team Collaboration Analytics help enable people leaders?
June 20, 2021
general business | specialist | expert
How can Team Collaboration Analytics help enable people leaders?

While leaders are empowered to make business decisions and to manage people, they lack the right resources i.e. tools and data that would enable them to do it effectively. Employee data is still frequently perceived as the domain of HR – access to it, however, is still limited. This perception has to change, company leadership has to gain access to predictive and prescriptive data that will help them effectively operate in the fast-changing business world.

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5 key metrics you don't know when you think about employee turnover
July 19, 2021
General Business
5 key metrics you don't know when you think about employee turnover

The metrics that companies currently focus on while calculating employee turnover including: employee journey, business unit, reason for leaving focus on the current state only, and do not provide any social context. Without it, businesses lack any abilities to predict when employees start thinking about exiting the company, and as a result can’t prevent it. Paying attention to metrics like workload, level of support, and learning opportunities let organizations better foresee when employees are about to quit.

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Why teamwork analytics is vital for businesses in 2021?
June 6, 2021
general business | specialist | expert
Why teamwork analytics is vital for businesses in 2021?

Operating in the New Normal requires businesses to focus on resilience rather than efficiency, making the employee experience a priority. This will positively impact organizational growth, and help you perform better than the competition. However, to create a great employee experience, executives must have access to data, and that’s where people analytics comes into play.

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How to leverage advanced People Analytics with strong ethics upfront?
June 17, 2021
general business | specialist | expert
How to leverage advanced People Analytics with strong ethics upfront?

People Analytics can bring a lot of benefits to the business without violating privacy laws or making your employees feel ambushed. In order to make this happen, you should analyze data on a team, not a per-employee level. The success of your organization doesn’t come down to analyzing an individual, but requires scale – i.e., understanding data for the entire team. Furthermore, traditional People Analytics tools miss out on 99% of work experience-related data, which provide a variety of actionable insights for the business.

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