Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations

Ross Dawson

I caught up with some of the Yammer team this morning, including Chief Customer Officer David Obrand, while they are in town for the Yammer on Tour series. . I was particularly interested in talking with them about Yammer’s shift to activity streams. Yammer is now playing in the activity stream space, putting itself forward as a horizontal layer that ties together a wide variety of enterprise software systems.

Yammer

Jay Cross

Yammer is like a private Twitter. Instead of Twitter’s question, “What are you doing?&# , Yammer asks “What are you working on?&#. Yammer also serves as a company directory in which every employee has a profile and as a knowledge base where past conversations can be easily accessed and referenced. Anyone in a company can start their Yammer network and begin inviting colleagues. The basic Yammer service is free.

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Musing about Yammer and Sharepoint

Euen Semple

I know this will come as a shock to many of you - to hear me expressing an opinion about technology and on top of that recommending a Microsoft solution - but it occurred to me that the combination of Yammer and Sharepoint might just be the best thing for people trying to make social happen in their businesses. . In contrast Yammer and Sharepoint make sense for a couple of big reasons.

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

2 – Yammer and social collaboration platforms. The acquisition of Yammer by Microsoft was big news last month. June is now over – and for us here in the UK it’s been one of the wettest Junes since records began!

Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 14 January 2011 Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative" Yammer announced a new feature yesterday : Leaderboards Leaderboards gives users access to statistics about their network activity. Business or Pleasure? -

Cooperation in the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

Yammer is one such platform, and Jared Spataro , at the Microsoft Office Division, has this to say about Yammer’s place in their business model: What should I do? Yammer or the SharePoint newsfeed?” ” My answer has been clear: Go Yammer!

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Enabling and supporting workplace learning on your Enterprise Social Network

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop takes place 29 September – 31 October 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working int he organisation.

The MWL (Modern Workplace Learning) Association

Jane Hart

Membership of the MWL Association includes: access to the private Yammer network hosted by Jane Hart for ongoing […].

Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use

Martijn Linssen

Furthermore, Yammer doesnt come with an administration tool so its impossible to tell whos who to what extend, and even unregistering users because they left the company is a manual API-process you have to invent yourself. Perception-wise, much more than half of it Yammers a cloud application.

Internet Time Blog » yammer

Jay Cross

Social tools or tools that are social?

Harold Jarche

But even Microsoft is offering a separate collaboration platform, Yammer, in support of Office365. As Microsoft moves its services to the cloud and starts combining SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365, we still don’t really know what this all will look like by the end of 2013.

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Key social learning resources: Part 11 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

1 – First of all my Social Learning Community hosted on Yammer is still going strong – now with nearly 1,000 members. Recently Yammer announced new social features.

Using an ESN for social learning (upcoming social online workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop runs: 12 OCTOBER – 6 NOVEMBER 2015 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working in the organisation. However, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own training initiatives in the very […]. Social learning

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

Deloitte’s success with enterprise micro-blog Yammer led to Yammer asking Deloitte if they could create a case study. In that process Deloitte correlated Yammer usage with staff information. One discovery was that staff turnover of active Yammer users was 2%, substantially below the company average. Deloitte also use Yammer as inputs to organizational network analysis , allowing them to identify the network hubs and knowledge brokers across the firm.

Jane’s Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Jane Hart

I use YAMMER to host the online workshops I run – as it is all about the social experience. On Friday 23rd September, voting closes in the 10th Annual Survey of Learning Tool – so it’s not too late to vote!

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From hierarchies to wirearchies

Harold Jarche

For example, here is how Yammer builds its products, according to Kris Gale, VP of Engineering: Yammer’s biggest rule of thumb is 2 to 10 people, 2 to 10 weeks – which means they generally don’t do projects that are larger or more complicated. Each project at Yammer is a probe.

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Enterprise 2.0, Finally?

Andy McAfee

Facebook’s recent announcement that it’s readying a version of its social software for workplaces got me thinking about Enterprise 2.0, a topic I used to think a great deal about.

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. I think it is both an effective (and enjoyable) structure and I learned a huge amount by completing the weekly Challenge activities and by learning with others on Yammer. Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.

Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

It’s hard to imagine informal learning not going along for the ride when a company embraces Jive or Chatter or Yammer or Socialcast or similar networking environments. An analyst reports that her company’s research finds that only 30% of U.S.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. I thought it would be worthwhile to pull together these resources.

Supporting Everyday Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. Next public online workshop runs: 19 SEPTEMBER – 11 NOVEMBER 2016. This 8-week workshop introduces you to some of the key ways to promote and support personal and team learning in the workplace.

The MWL (Modern Workplace Learning) Association

Jane Hart

Membership of the MWL Association includes: access to the private Yammer network hosted by Jane Hart for ongoing […]. The MWL (Modern Workplace Learning) Association is intended for workplace learning practitioners who want to discuss the concepts and ideas behind my Modern Workplace Learning book, as well as share their ideas, thoughts and experiences with others.

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

Although security and privacy concerns are preventing many organisations from making significant use of public social media tools, there does appear to be an increased interest this year in enterprise social networking and collaboration tools (viz Yammer and Sharepoint ).

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Using social media for onboarding

Harold Jarche

Any initial mistakes were corrected and now these FAQ are on a Yammer page for easy access. Using social media (Yammer) for peer to peer learning, completely eliminated the need for any formal training of the sales force.

Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

Tags: Culture social networking formal informal micro-blogging social social learning twitter yammer

Supporting social learning in the workplace (online workshop)

Jane Hart

It is a guided social learning experience hosted in a private Yammer group. NEXT WORKSHOP RUNS: 29 FEBRUARY – 25 MARCH 2016. Social learning is not a new concept or a new term; we’ve always learned socially – from our parents, siblings, friends and from our colleagues at work.

Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. Next public social online workshop runs: 1 – 26 August 2016.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

These might be proprietary systems like Jive , Podio , Yammer , Socialcast , or open source software, like WordPress / Buddypress or Elgg.

Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges

Jane Hart

This is not a traditional course, where I provide all the content and then test you on it – this is a (social) learning challenge, and it is hosted in a private Yammer group. Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 JULY 2016. Many believe that traditional classroom training as well as “click-next” e-learning courses are both ineffective and unappealing.

Love at The Commission

Euen Semple

Two days later, after coming back from the mission, the first thing I saw on my PC’s screen was the message: Yammer at the Commission! The results of this Yammer meeting you can see today. Thanks to the „meetings” and „conversations” on Yammer you see this institution opening up, you see all the individuals it is composed of: thoughtful, helpful colleagues with all the richness of their cultures they originate from, with all their expertise and human qualities.

L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge starts Monday 30 May

Jane Hart

I think it is both an effective (and enjoyable) structure and I learned a huge amount by completing the weekly Challenge activities and by learning with others on Yammer. This is just a reminder that the next L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge takes place over 12 weeks from 30 May – 19 August. This Challenge consists of 12 Activities (some of which contain more than one task).

Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

If you don’t have any private social networks, try some out, like Yammer or Socialcast. Jane Hart asked readers “ how regularly are you “learning” in the workplace?

Does the “school cliff” matter more than the fiscal cliff?

Dan Pink

For all the yammering about the fiscal cliff, another cliff might present a more perilous danger — what the folks at Gallup call the “school cliff.”

Curating & coordinating learning opportunities for the workplace

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. Next public online workshop runs: 6 JUNE – 1 JULY 2016. It is no longer necessary or even possible to create everything your people need, so this 4-week online workshop considers a number of different ways to provide a wider set of learning opportunities in the workplace – through curation and coordination of internal and external content and people. Agenda. Curation: the why, what and how.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

Here we (should) see organization wide Enterprise Social Networks like Jive and Yammer, etc. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;).

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iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart hosts two communities, Social Learning (on Yammer) as well as Share and Learn (using the open source WPMU platform). One of the participants even set up a Yammer community on the spot and created a Twitter account.

Online Community Management (Workshop)

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. Next public online workshop runs: 30 MAY – 24 JUNE. Setting up and running an online community takes time and effort. In this online workshop we look at how to support the planning, launch and running of an online community.

Enterprise Community Management: “joining up” learning and working

Jane Hart

More and more organisations are beginning to adopt enterprise social networking technologies (like Yammer) more formally as business tools, so there is a growing need for a dedicated resource to manage and support this activity – not technically but in human terms.

Insights into effective social media policies

Ross Dawson

Staff are encouraged to use Yammer to say if they’re not happy with company products or practices.

The role of the Personal Learning Advisor: supporting everyday workplace learning

Jane Hart

It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 APRIL 2016. This 4-week workshop introduces you to some of the key ways to promote and support personal learning in the workplace, as a Personal Learning Advisor.