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.

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.

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Jay Cross

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Yammer overstretches - and.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 5 June 2010 Yammer overstretches - and breaks I have been using Yammer for almost a year now together with almost 8,000 colleagues from Capgemini , and its a wonderful way to share anything with your colleagues. It used to be a perfectly safe compound because of the technical limitation of email domain (meaning only people from e.g. @company.com could access the same Yammer network), but that changed March 1st 2010 and I blogged about that.

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

Trends in the Living Networks

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.

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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! But fortunately there’s been plenty of good stuff to read on the Web. Here’s my round-up of my favourite articles/blog posts of the month under 5 key themes.

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Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 7 January 2011 Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use An article by Dennis Howlett about Socialtext and Yammer yesterday caught my attention In essence SocialText announces that theyll sell their product at 80% of Yammers price (being very brief here) but I think theyre both wrong Social has its own Pareto rule : 90-9-1 versus the old-fashioned 80-20. Perception-wise, much more than half of it Yammers a cloud application.

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. Yammer, why dont you beat the rest by offering real competitive value and give us stats like these? It would certainly give great insight into the value Yammer adds to a network / community! Business or Pleasure? -

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.

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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

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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

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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. My weekly Monday round-up of key social learning resources was interrupted last week by my Top 100 Tools 2011 posting , but this week we are back on track with a five more valuable articles and postings.

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! Yammer is our big bet for enterprise social, and we’re committed to making it the underlying social layer for all of our products. Yammer would be one tool to help with that engineering.

Using your Enterprise Social Network for Social Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Online workshop takes place 14 July – 15 August 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast or Chatter to provided the infrastructure for collaborative working in the business. However, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own learning initiatives in the very […]. Social learning

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. However, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own learning initiatives in the very […]. Social learning

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.

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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. “Employees that need to collaborate now have two options: a SharePoint Online site (which already number 18,000 and growing) or a Yammer group.

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Enterprise 2.0, Finally?

Andy McAfee

The news from Facebook, along with rapid takeup of new tools like Slack , the continued success and growth of Salesforce’s Chatter and Yammer (now part of Microsoft), and evidence of a comeback at Jive , indicates that the business world might finally be coming around to Web-style communication and collaboration tools. Facebook’s recent announcement that it’s readying a version of its social software for workplaces got me thinking about Enterprise 2.0,

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Trends in the Living Networks

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.

Compulsory viewing: A CEO perspective on the business value of internal social networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Shortly after Forrester announced that Deloitte Australia’s Yammer network had won its 2011 Forrester Groundswell award in the category of Collaboration Systems. Here are some of the things that Swiegers says in the video: He says he is personally very active on Yammer, scanning all conversations every 48 hours, and responding to all questions from staff. Half of their 5,000 staff are on Yammer, with 150 conversations a day.

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. Using Yammer participants can focus on the conversation, and also see how valuable a tool it is and how they can use it in their own enterprise to underpin social learning and social collaboration. 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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Enterprise 2.0, Finally?

Andy McAfee

The news from Facebook, along with rapid takeup of new tools like Slack , the continued success and growth of Salesforce’s Chatter and Yammer (now part of Microsoft), and evidence of a comeback at Jive , indicates that the business world might finally be coming around to Web-style communication and collaboration tools. Facebook’s recent announcement that it’s readying a version of its social software for workplaces got me thinking about Enterprise 2.0,

Moron Facebook

Martijn Linssen

Yammer does a good job at this, but if you spend all your time on Yammer – chances are you are not getting work done. Unless your job is to increase Yammer adoption. Actually, I mean “More on Facebook,” but as I was once accused of using fancy headlines to draw clicks (to this site with no advertising), I thought I would play the part and see if that behavior makes any difference. Tongue is firmly encheeked. Also, this isn’t about Facebook at all.

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. companies spent money on informal learning tools or services last year. Of those, big companies spent $16,000 on average; little ones spent $5600. What an astounding finding!

Vote for your favorite learning tool

Jay Cross

Discussion groups (Yammer, Socialcast, Google Groups, Yahoo Groups, Skype chats, etc.). It’s time to vote for your ten favorite learning tools. Jane Hart started this poll five years ago. I was the first participant. . Now more than a half million people check out the results. The trends tell the story of how online learning is changing. The past five years bear witness to major shifts, from authoring Push content to discovering via Pull and learning in communities.

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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.

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Twitter Digest for 2011-05-24

Jane Hart

Yammer keyboard shortcuts [link] #. Tweet. 100 people already signed up for “30 ways to use social media to work & learn smarter&# starts 30 May [link] # lrnchat #astd2011 #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] ? Top stories today via @ tloh @audioswhite @ sahana2802 @marksandspencer #. The state of learning in the workplace today [link] # altwebinar #astd2011 # lrnchat #. RT @ WebWorkerDaily : PBworks Gets a Better Interface for Improved Collaboration [link] #.

Open Jobs, Open Net

Harold Jarche

… but a majority of those using Yammer are more engaged – again via @donnyo. 66 percent of surveyed users say they feel more engaged at their company because of Yammer. By providing direct access to leaders and giving all employees a voice, Yammer strengthens the connection workers feel to their employers. Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. QOTW: “eating your own dogfood: good.

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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.

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Twitter Digest for 2011-05-18

Jane Hart

Top stories today via @ bbc_magazine @briandusablon @ yammer @gautamghosh #. Tweet. 30 ways to use social media to work and learn smarter, begins 30 May [link] Over 30 participants signed up already #. Teaching methods: An alternative vote | The Economist [link] #. There are now over 200 members in Share&Learn. Come and join us [link] #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] ? via @ alc47 The first is always the hardest – but tips the scales to a new standard [link] <Thx Nic #.

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. Tweet This is a follow-up from the Networked Learning (PKM) workshop I conducted for the iSchool Institute yesterday.

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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.

dark sides of social media

Harold Jarche

Microsoft’s Yammer, Salesforce’s Chatter, or the collaboration tool Slack) are developed and deployed specifically to connect colleagues. Ian McCarthy’s paper and slide presentation on the honeycomb of social media was part of my inspiration for creating the seven facets of enterprise sensemaking. This video explains my problem-solving process in detail. The image below is the most current version, as it has been modified since 2013.

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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.” ” Never heard of that one? Take a look at chart below — and you’ll grok it immediately. As this Gallup blog post explains: “[Our] research strongly suggests that the longer students stay in school, the less engaged they become.”

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 ;). Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work.

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How to make friends with and influence Sydney’s entrepreneurial and self-employed community

Trends in the Living Networks

We’re delighted that the event is being supported so far by the wonderful organizations Cisco , Kreston Dormers , MitchelLake , Ninefold , and Yammer. This year we celebrate the 14th annual Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed Xmas Party in Sydney. As every year, the intention is to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs and self-employed people, primarily from the technology and creative sectors, to celebrate the end of a great year with their peers.

Making social media happen in government: case study of NSW Department of Education

Trends in the Living Networks

DET launched Yammer internally, and soon grew to 13,311 users, with the most active time Sunday evenings. One story is a teacher who had a new student who knew one word of English, who went to Yammer to ask for help and got significant useful advice from the network. I’m at the launch meeting of the social media community of practice set up by Institute of Public Administration NSW (IPAA).

5 Ways to Become Less Collaborative at Work

Dan Pontefract

I spend so much time yammering – the word, not the product – about collaboration and how to become more collaborative as a leader (and team member) that over the years I’ve neglected those of you that are looking to become less collaborative.

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? ” Here are the top five ways that people learn, with my comments below on how this can be facilitated in the organization, either by management or the learning support group. Notice that these are all informal. The more formal methods, like courses, ranked much lower on the survey results.

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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. Agenda. This 4-week online workshop covers the following topics: Planning the community. Launching the community. Encouraging engagement. Measuring success.

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Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

Other social media tools I use for specific things include Yammer, Skype, and of course dedicated tools like Google Docs of various sorts, Doodle, and more. So what’s your social media policy? It’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me. In fact, such a policy really is part of your personal knowledge mastery.

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 ). This year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide – 55% working in education, 45% working in non-educational organizations.

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Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

There is an opportunity for platforms like Yammer & Socialcast or Brainpark to bridge the structured with the informal. Tweet Whether we’re working or learning, how we communicate is a key part of everything we do. Some web tools hinder communication while others may enable it.