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Microsoft Office Program Aims to Help Boost Work-Life Balance

First Apple Inc.  rolled out iPhone software to fight screen addiction. Now Microsoft Corp. is offering business software to help restore work-life balance.

Microsoft’s MyAnalytics program – part of its Office cloud software – allows employees to track metrics like how much time they spend in meetings or use email. It already knows when someone is working outside of normal business hours, but now it will also indicate how many so-called “quiet days” the user has, meaning days when employees successfully unplug after work. People will also be able to set goals to increase the number of those kind of days. Think of it as a fitness tracker but for your sanity.