Does your workplace use Google Cloud solutions. Is G Suite used across your organisational structure for collaborative work. Well, Google has some news for you.
If you happen to be an admin, there is good news. Google has introduced a new tool called Work Insights, which allow you to monitor how teams within the organisation are using G Suite.
On the other hand, if you happen to be a team leader, note that you could be monitored.
Enterprises using Google Suite as their main communication client have been provided with a new tool where admins can gain access to how employees are using the various collaborative tools such as google drive and other applications.
In an announcement on Tuesday Google said,
“Today, we’re announcing two new ways admins can gain greater insight into their organizations to help employees focus on work that’s core to success.”
Admins can use the Work Insights dashboard to see which teams are adopting G Suite and which apps they use most frequently; how are teams working together through meetings, file sharing, and document co-editing; and which apps teams are spending time in and how much time they’re spending in meetings.
According to Google, the metrics in the dashboard can help users determine how quickly the workforce is adopting G Suite, how teams are collaborating, if they’re using G Suite products as expected, and if you need additional training resources to help users understand a new workflow.
“With Work Insights, we aim to bring you executive-level insights into how G Suite is increasing collaboration and improving workplace culture at your organization.”
However in an effort to safeguard individual privacy Google has restricted the monitoring to teams.
“The tool can only be used to monitor teams with ten or more people. To protect the privacy of users, Work Insights only surfaces organisational data at aggregate views for teams of 10 people or more. Access is restricted to admins who can increase the aggregate view threshold to more than 10 people for their domain,” says a Google note.
Work Insights is available with G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education.
Only G Suite admins can apply for the programme using their primary domain and on behalf of their organisations.
If you happen to be an admin, you can gain access to the beta programme by clicking on the link below.