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March 6, 2014

Yammer Metrics and the “Frontline” Worker #SPC14RBA

Office 365 is making it easier and easier to give entire organizations communication tools that used to only be accessible to “corporate” or “headquarters” employees. Those forgotten users were often “frontline” workers, like cashiers or personal trainers. They didn’t need email because their communication didn’t usually have a specific enough… Read More

March 5, 2014

Yammer and the Car Freshener Effect #SPC14RBA

The “Car Freshener Effect” is how Yammer is summing up what’s happening after Microsoft started packaging Yammer Enterprise edition with Office 365.  With a simple checkbox in Central Administration, your organization is up and running on Yammer! It’s so neatly packaged in a suite of other Office 365 tools that… Read More

March 5, 2014

No Time for Questions After the Town Hall Meeting? YamJam.

The CIO just finished the yearly Town Hall Meeting, but ran out of time to answer all those pressing questions from employees. Now what? YamJam with Yammer. Set up an hour or so long session on Yammer after the Town Hall Meeting for the CIO to answer questions from the… Read More

March 4, 2014

Provide guidance, celebrate choice #SPC14RBA

Yammer is getting a lot of press at this year’s SharePoint conference; every related session I’ve been in has had a question like “How do you get people to use the right tool for the right purpose?” If employees can’t answer that question by themselves, then that’s a barrier to… Read More

March 3, 2014

Responsive Organization = Learn Rapidly + Respond Rapidly #SPC14RBA

In the “A responsive organization stays ahead of the competition” SPC14 session, the General Manager of Engineering for Yammer (Adam Pisoni) positioned Yammer as the tool that can enable this equation: Responsive Organization = Learn Rapidly + Respond Rapidly. Essentially, Yammer could be the place to work on “non-routine” tasks,… Read More