Microsoft is revamping the Delve experience to include more data about our habits, our work and our teams. In the latest preview of an upcoming Delve App, Microsoft will display a dashboard about your work life.
Already, the reaction has been interesting – one article questioned whether you really want to know in real time how hard you’re working, how many emails you’re averaging and comparison against your colleagues. It will be also interesting if this data is available to your boss.
The new version of Delve, however, will also include a dashboard view—and there, presumably, you’ll be able to see whether you’re a workaholic, or whether you need to spend a few more hours keeping up with your coworkers. The dashboard tracks your own work performance and compares it to the company average.
The idea, as Microsoft tells it, is for Delve to monitor your time and improve your productivity, by figuring out how you spend your day. But it’s not too much of a stretch to conclude that workers may feel intimidated if they’re, say, making 25 percent fewer calls than their coworkers after hours. At some point, some worker will undoubtedly use the Delve numbers to ask for a raise—and then that manager will begin factoring those Delve numbers into their pay scales. The new Delve dashboard could make people feel pushed to work even more.