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Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

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Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. So I recently invited 14 community managers from around the world to rate the key factors that drive Yammer use in their respective organisations. These enthusiastic users encourage the use of Yammer with their colleagues across the business. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing. enterprise 2.0

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

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Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Every so often I’m asked by a peer at another company what they can do to increase the use of Yammer in their own organisation. I’m happy to share my opinion with them (borne from my experience), but thus far I have been cognisant of the fact that I haven’t cross-checked my ideas against those of others in the corporate sector. So I recently invited 14 community managers from around the world to rate the key factors that drive Yammer use in their respective organisations. They must lead by example.

They’re not like us

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My poll results from Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector are somewhat enlightening. As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. This is a point that I fear many of our peers fail to grasp. You see, we love learning. The list is endless.

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E-Learning = Innovation = Science

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Have you ever been to a conference where the presenter asks the audience, “Who’s implemented a mobile learning strategy?”, ”, and only 2 or 3 people raise their hand? Forgive me: it’s a rhetorical question. know you have. Because everyone has. While a lot of talk is bandied around about e-learning, it’s evident that relatively few of us are actually doing it.

The 10 Commandments of Microblogging

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As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. etiquette guidelines knowledge sharing micro-blog micro-blogging microblog microblogging netiquette newbies noobs participatory culture peer rules social learning Twitter YammerAnd this is a wonderful thing. We’re busy people.

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33 e-learning posts

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Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector. As 2012 draws to a close, I reflect upon another big year of blogging. In case you missed any of my 33 posts about e-learning (or something vaguely related), I have listed them below for your convenience. Thanks for reading! Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012. Bad Apple. Aus-e-learning. The 10 Commandments of Microblogging.

A circular argument

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The one who has the most to fear from Google+ is Yammer. Don’t get me wrong: Yammer has revolutionised social learning in the workplace. To me, Yammer is the most similar to Google+. All good for Yammer, right? You see, everyone on the planet has heard of Google, but relatively few have heard of Yammer. YammerIt makes sense. Slap in the face. Wrong.

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My 15 favourite Australian e-learning bloggers

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Stephen Colman – To be perfectly honest, I only stumbled upon Steve’s musings after his employer and mine merged and he started banging on about stuff on Yammer. According to the VBA Rules I’m supposed to nominate 15 bloggers whom I have recently discovered or follow regularly. Matt Blackstock – Matt is a learning professional who likes to produce. ” Ah, sue me.

33 e-learning posts

E-Learning Provocateur

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector. As 2012 draws to a close, I reflect upon another big year of blogging. In case you missed any of my 33 posts about e-learning (or something vaguely related), I have listed them below for your convenience. Thanks for reading! Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012. Bad Apple. Aus-e-learning. The 10 Commandments of Microblogging.

Business applications of Twitter

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Well, you can do that with Yammer – a Twitter-like platform that allows you to set up a “group&# comprising your employees only. Why spend half an hour running around trying to find someone who can help you, when you can just post it to Yammer and let the crowd post a reply. In a nutshell, I see the business applications of Twitter falling into three main categories: 1.

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)


social networks (yammer, chatter). Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in…. 70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals. USE FORMAL AS SCAFFOLDING.

Yammer as a Simulation Tool

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Follow the link below and read how Yammer is being used in disaster preparedness training. If you aren't familiar with Yammer you can get more info at Yammer.com. And no I don't mean that Yammer is an innovative tool. In this type of situation it may not be Yammer that is being used as the mode of communication. Amplify’d from blog.yammer.com Stop, Drop, and Roll.out Yammer Imagine the warm autumn sun rising against the craggy outlines of Mount Vesuvius. Thanks to @janehart for pointing this out. It's not about the tool. It's about the people.

Webinar Recap: How Yammer Uses Mindflash For Training


On Thursday, May 9, Mindflash hosted a webinar to discuss how Yammer uses Mindflash to conduct training. It was a very informative webinar, and I thought I would recap some of the highlights so you can learn how to use Mindflash and Yammer together to develop and deliver training in your organization. What Yammer Found. learning Social Learning social media 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. The privacy of each network is ensured by limiting access to those with a valid company email address. Related: Enterprise Twitter

Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

What is Yammer? Yammer is booming, especially in the Nederland within Europe. Many companies have started their Yammer groups for rapid internal exchange. If you don't know Yammer: Yammer is kind of Twitter (micro-blogging) service which can be used within organisation, so it is not public like on Twitter. Social online learning = not facilitated? Read Dutch?

17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning


Schone and John Polaschek at DevLearn 2009) discusses how Yammer was shortlisted and implemented at Qualcomm for encouraging micro learning within the corporate environment. Yammer : Yammer is the most popular enterprise micro learning tool that helps employees collaborate across departments and locations within organizations. Use Cases. Videos. Articles/Posts. Book/Whitepaper.

Office 365 Gets Better with Yammer and Mindflash On Demand Learning


Microsoft recently announced that all existing Office 365 Enterprise Plans will now include Yammer Enterprise. Mindflash has been a long-time Yammer customer. Mindflash also has one of the first and most popular apps on Yammer. Try this yourself by clicking on the “Apps” section of Yammer in the top right and then selecting Mindflash. No credit card require

6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

You can do this using a variety of very easy to use (and set-up) tools – Free tools such as Diigo , Tumblr , FaceBook, Blogger, PBWiki or Enterprise tools such as SharePoint, Jive , Yammer or SocialCast. Last week I wrote about the “6 Stupid Classroom Rules Learning Professionals Still Use” Apparently I hit a nerve, but what’s important is we had some good debate.

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

Jane Hart

On-the-job learning and tapping into informal hubs of expertise in order to share experiences and highlight best practice was also popular. 2 – Yammer and social collaboration platforms. The acquisition of Yammer by Microsoft  was big news last month. The June is now over – and for us here in the UK it’s been one of the wettest Junes since records began!

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”


In the online world, this ease can be created by a community space or platform that is easy to access, like Twitter or Yammer. I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud, what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud. And I am ok with that.By

Mindflash Launches the First Social Training App for Yammer Users


PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – August 13, 2012) – Mindflash, the leading online training platform, today announced its launch of the first training app for Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks. This deeply integrated experience makes employee training more social and more accessible for the companies already using Yammer for collaboration and communications. Yammer users can download the Mindflash app from the Yammer Apps Directory today. “We’re excited to be the first to offer them that capability today. Press Release

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

As a personal learning tool, Twitter is great but it’s a public platform and what you share on it is available to everyone, some organizations may need tools which can be installed behind their firewalls (Laconica, Yonkly) or that is available as a secure private service (Yammer). In a couple of years, microblogging tools have become very popular.  Here’s what for: 1. Who is using it?

Social Learning: How to Build Conversations into Your eLearning Courses


You can build social interactions into your eLearning courses by integrating Yammer with Mindflash. Yammer has been a long time Mindflash customer, and they use both Mindflash and Yammer in many of their training programs to create people-to-people interactions. How have you used Mindflash and Yammer together to deliver training to your audience? Uncategorized yammer

What Makes Yammer Different?

eLearning Cyclops

I have started test driving Yammer. the training and development department can have its own separate group within the organization's Yammer network). What Yammer does not have: There is no search feature for member profiles. Maybe Yammer or a third party will create one soon. If you do know of one, please let me know. I am not promoting Yammer over Twitter, quite the contrary. Twitter is one of my most cherished apps and Yammer is quickly winning me over too. Yammer Social Media NetworkingSo, what makes it different? Groups can be set-up (e.g.

When to Choose Self-Paced Learning Versus Live, On-Line Learning


An enterprise social network, like Yammer , can be used to host live discussions between facilitators and peers. Yes, you can use virtual classroom tools to conduct these live training sessions, but if you are a Mindflash and a Yammer custome r, you can have your learners complete self-paced training with Mindflash training modules, then host discussions in a group on Yammer.

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It


Social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, and others do represent a critical milestone for social learning. Employee Training facebook L&D learning and development Social Learning social media training Twitter yammerSocial Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. It’s just that, quite frankly, we’re screwing it up.

Social and Learned Helplessness in Learning

Nick Leffler

Places like Twitter or Yammer rather than the water cooler or lunch with colleagues (although it could apply there also). Learning Social DevLearn Learned Helplessness Learned Helplessness of Learning Motivation Neil deGrasse Tyson Social Learning Twitter Yammer It’s been a few weeks since I first wrote about Learned Helplessness in Learning but it hasn’t once left my mind. Even last week had some familiar mentions of it but without the name. That sounds familiar to Learned Helplessness in Learning. Kids are curious, heck, all ages of people are! So, it’s not specific to science.

Practical Ways to Design Social Media Into Your Training Programs


Since spring of this year, I have designed several learning programs using  Yammer with good results. In this post I’ll show you how I use Yammer in our training classes and how you can too. Why not put that lecture in Yammer. Why spend 20 minutes doing this in class? I do this in Yammer every chance I get. There is no substitute for experimentation. You try it. What

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

We did consider creating a community there for our free edition, but in the end we decided to go with Yammer (see communities). We did setup a community for our free users in Yammer and I like that a lot more. I noticed that I use more and more social media tools and different tools to communicate. Maybe I use too many of them. decided to share the list with remaining tools with you.

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate


collaboration learning and development Social Learning web tools yammerOf all the sections in my book on critical skills learning professionals need to know now, “enterprise 2.0 collaboration” seems like the most unlikely “critical” skill. That’s where enterprise 2.0 tools come in. collaboration. What Is Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration? Enterprise 2.0 Technology.

Informal Learning Does Not Have to Be Formal


By leveraging Mindflash and Yammer , you can create collaborative environments around eLearning topics in which experts and newbies alike can engage in conversations about specific work practices. Using Yammer with Mindflash gives you the power to create theses hubs and structure them in ways that are aligned with your business goals. Tailor-made for Informal Learning.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Networking comes naturally for some people, but not-so-much for others. So big deal, you say. Why is networking so important anyway? From a personal perspective, networking builds new relationships through which you can share information, answer questions, and make new connections. People in your network become the portals to knowledge, opportunity, and information you might not find on your own.

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 […].

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Microsoft Acquires Yammer—So What?

ATD Learning Technologies

and Yammer Inc. announced yesterday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks, for $1.2 Yammer will join the Microsoft Office Division, led by division President Kurt DelBene, and the team will continue to report to current CEO David Sacks. Microsoft Corp. billion in cash. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. Click here to read full version