Why is this important?
The pace of business communication has increased due to online technologies, most specifically social networking. As such, Office 365 has evolved to a more social suite. For example, Yammer, an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) helps your organization listen, adapt, and grow in new ways by working like a network.
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Benefits for the employees
Some of the best ideas come from spontaneous conversations, with people you never expected. That’s why Yammer is built around open communication – where people work in the open, conversations only happen in private when they need to and everyone benefits from shared information.
Yammer gives you a voice to share your knowledge and skills with others so you can make the most out of what you know. It starts with your Yammer profile. Complete your profile so coworkers can discover who you are, what you’re working on and how you can work together.
Everyone holds a wealth of information – expertise in a specific area, content created for a project or insights from previous experiences. Yammer lets you discover things you wouldn’t have found otherwise: the right people, documents and conversations you need to get your best work done.
Benefits for the organization
Listen to the conversations that matter
Connect your organization to boost engagement and surface important information and experts. Yammer users gain 76% more visibility into other departments or locations, and 80% are more informed with what is happening inside their organization.
Grow your business
Drive innovation, get to market faster and deliver experiences that grow customer loyalty with Yammer. Among business leaders of networked organizations, 93% agree that Enterprise Social tools stimulate innovation in their companies.
Adapt and make smarter decisions
Open collaboration is more efficient collaboration. Yammer helps teams quickly adapt to change and work together more productively. 71% of business leaders report that Enterprise Social tools increase the speed of access to knowledge.
Tips to set yourself up for success
Easily embed a Yammer feed into other enterprise applications your organization is using, such as an intranet or SharePoint teamsites, so that employees can access and respond to Yammer conversations from whichever platform they're using.
You can also get your executives and leadership teams involved by incorporating Yammer into an all-company meeting or event.
Oftentimes called a "YamJam," employees can submit their questions and comments to a designated Yammer group where executives can then provide responses and updates in real-time.
See how this scenario has helped customers improve
“The number one thing I use Yammer for is to feel the pulse of the business from the perspective of front-line team members. That’s invaluable to me.”
- Steve Carley, CEO, Red RobinLearn More