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Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

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. So I recently invited 14 community managers from around the world to rate the key factors that drive Yammer use in their respective organisations. The front runner is business champions. These enthusiastic users encourage the use of Yammer with their colleagues across the business.

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Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

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. So I recently invited 14 community managers from around the world to rate the key factors that drive Yammer use in their respective organisations. The front runner is business champions. These enthusiastic users encourage the use of Yammer with their colleagues across the business.

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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.

Webinar Recap: How Yammer Uses Mindflash For Training

Mindflash

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. Because of its rapid growth, Yammer needed to think differently about how to develop and deliver training. What Yammer Found.

Mindflash Launches the First Social Training App for Yammer Users

Mindflash

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.

Enterprise Community Management: “joining up” learning and working

Jane Hart

This is often due to the fact that they need to provide quantifiable success metrics for their own activities, and find it hard to isolate the results of their “learning support” activities from overall team or business performance improvements. measuring the success of community in terms of business performance (not just in terms of social activity). Whoever takes on these ECM responsibilities is going to have a significant influence and impact on the business.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

I had the privilege of facilitating one of the breakout sessions, which focused on the business applications of Twitter. In a nutshell, I see the business applications of Twitter falling into three main categories: 1. So maybe Twitter provides your business with an opportunity to engage with a different demographic of customer. Well, you can do that with Yammer – a Twitter-like platform that allows you to set up a “group&# comprising your employees only.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour. The Social Intranet Index is a metric that denotes the degree of social functionality afforded by an enterprise’s intranet. enterprise 2.0 There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days.

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Enterprise 2.0

eLearning Weekly

Enterprise 2.0, the use of social media and social networking tools in a business setting, is having a major impact on how employees learn and share information. We need to play a bigger role in understanding and selecting Enterprise 2.0 Let’s dive in to learn more about Enterprise 2.0 What is Enterprise 2.0? According to the Enterprise 2.0 Conference web site : "Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour. The Social Intranet Index is a metric that denotes the degree of social functionality afforded by an enterprise’s intranet. enterprise 2.0 There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days.

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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. As I stated in the previous post assessing my 2010 predictions, the size and complexity of mobile learning projects/programs will continue to expand across all geographical and line-of-business boundaries. The BYOD movement certainly gained momentum in 2011 across a simple majority of enterprise organizations we work with too.

The Secret to Designing Training For Busy Schedules

Mindflash

Businesses are under pressure to perform and people cannot spend all day in training. If you are really good, host that discussion on Yammer or similar enterprise social network. If you are a Yammer and a Mindflash client, you can install the Mindflash application in Yammer to combine them seamlessly. When one gets started in e-learning, it is easy to think, “This is great, now we don’t have to do classroom training anymore.”

Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development

eFront

In this third part of our series of behind-the-scenes posts, we’ll be interviewing Simon Birt, a recent addition to the eFrontPro team, who is in charge of the product’s global business development. My name is Simon Birt, and my background is in technology and business development, and more specifically the application of these into the enterprise space (large and medium-sized businesses).

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A circular argument

E-Learning Provocateur

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. And guess who’s shifting their attention to the business sector. social media social networking circles enterprise 2.0 Yammer

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Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development

eFront

In this third part of our series of behind-the-scenes posts, we’ll be interviewing Simon Birt, a recent addition to the eFrontPro team, who is in charge of the product’s global business development. My name is Simon Birt, and my background is in technology and business development, and more specifically the application of these into the enterprise space (large and medium-sized businesses).

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Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)? But now, progressive LMS vendors are leveraging the recent business culture shift toward social media to fulfill the promise of social learning. Social functionality has become integral to LMS solutions for extended enterprise, ecommerce and (to a lesser degree) employee LMS solutions.

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence. Your company will install an in-house social network. Wise Chief Learning Officers are thinking about how social networks will augment learning & development. Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company had already told him that brainpower has become the engine of innovation. The allure of social business is captivating.

Twitterbursts

Marcia Conner

Consumer-facing Twitter and corporate-ready Socialtext Signals , Socialcast , and Yammer (to name a few) are noteworthy, evolutionary, and crazy cool. While on a panel recently about, “The Future of Social Messaging in the Enterprise,” I pantomimed to the audience, “Please tweet what he just said.” And before you tell IT that microsharing is as old as humankind, yet your new online social network is something fundamentally different, think again.

Social Learning: How to Apply It to Your eLearning Programs

eLearningMind

Then, when the silos fall, your employees will understand the business and their job better, and innovation will multiply. We live in a social world and use social media networks constantly. But how can you use these networks for eLearning? Share on facebook. Facebook.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

“Whilst there is a clear differentiation between the personal/professional tools and the enterprise tools being used by workplace learning professions, in education teachers are frequently making use of the same toolset for both their teaching and their own personal learning. If your organization doesn’t like the idea of using Twitter for company conversations, then the next best thing is to set up some sort of corporate company (Twitter-like) network.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

The organization’s ESN may support this, though (and probably unfortunately) many business units have their own tools. Here we (should) see organization wide Enterprise Social Networks like Jive and Yammer, etc. Also enterprise wide portal tools like Sharepoint. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;).

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From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job. With the growing interest in “social business”, an increasing number of organisations are replacing (or upgrading their existing intranets) with new social and collaboration platforms, with key features like.

How to Design a MOOC in Your Company

Mindflash

The reading could be to read an article from Fast Company or Harvard Business Review. The discussion would be a threaded discussion on an enterprise social network, like Yammer. The Mindflash / Yammer integration is a perfect combination for facilitating the design elements above. Mindflash content can be used for the lecture portion of the course, and Yammer can be used for discussions and for submitting assignments.

The rise of the MWL Intrapreneur

Jane Hart

the more I’m working and talking with other businesses, professions, and industries outside L&D, it’s becoming painfully obvious that we are falling behind”. Helen does, of course, rightly, recognize that there are some out there who are inspiring and leading new workplace learning skills and who are role models, influencers, connectors and who network extensively themselves.

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4 Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn

CommLab India

Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn could lead to the integration of LinkedIn, SharePoint, Yammer, and Excel, resulting in the emergence of a comprehensive talent management platform. The executive runs a search of LinkedIn profiles, and then, presses a button to combine the results of the search with candidates sourced from SharePoint and Yammer in an MS-Excel sheet. With the enterprise video market likely to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.7%

Digital learning as a ‘third place’: Lessons from the coffeeshop

Nomadic Learning

In his study of Raytheon Corporation, he measured the extent and variation of employees’ social networks, and found that those individuals who bridge institutional divides, what he calls ‘structural holes’, are more likely to be rated well by others, and more likely to generate good ideas. All this while departments, business units and work-sites are growing, shrinking, being reformulated, or shifting in focus. By: James Bassendine.

Three Simple Ways to Get Started with Social Learning

Mindflash

It could be during team meetings, casually by the water cooler, or in a group over an enterprise social-networking platform. If you don’t already have an enterprise social-networking tool in your organization, don’t worry. Yammer , Clearvale , and Socialcast all offer free versions. Enterprise social networks can certainly support these connections.

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

Cisco Learning Network Cisco wanted to support certifications around the world for technicians who service their networks. Wanted to increase # cert holders worldwide – the network experts – wanted more resources and options. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Sales Fitness Center Sales professionals. SharePoint) – profiles, tags, ratings Private social networks: yammer (widely used in corporate world – over 100,00 corporate users!)

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Category: Social Networking Platform. Elgg is a social networking engine and publishing platform for running your own social networking site on a public or private server. It would be difficult to create a ten-list without mentioning some of Google’s continually evolving Google Collaboration Tools for Education and Business. Yammer. Yammer is a compelling solution to this problem, as it provides a secure enterprise microblogging platform.

What's on Your Social Wish List?

CLO Magazine

Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence. Imagine a senior executive in your company returns from Thanksgiving weekend having read white papers from IBM that say social business is the next step in the overall evolution of business. Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Fast Company already told him brainpower has become the engine of innovation. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500.

mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep

mLearning Trends

It has certainly been a "month of Sundays" since I last posted to this blog and I offer apologies for not sharing more throughout what has proved to be a very busy and productive summer and fall season. In our experience, enterprise customers serving the exact same markets will often select and apply vastly different feature sets to achieve their own stated mlearning goals and objectives. Social Networking.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

As the Senior Partner of Bob Little Press & PR , you have been providing business-to-business public relations (PR) services to many organizations in the ‘learning’ and ‘learning technologies’ industry for years. Some run their businesses as lifestyle businesses, while others aim to grow the business to the point where it can be acquired by others. After 25 years in the business, I’m still learning things about PR.

What's really ready for prime time in corporate learning?

Litmos

People are already finding value in things like quick references, how-to videos, expertise finders, custom calculators, enterprise search, and more. Further, most if not all of your enterprise apps are already mobile enabled. While individual business units may develop such tools, there’s a benefit systematic and organization-wide approaches. The move towards ‘user-generated content’ is part of a larger move to tapping into the power of people via social networking.

Growth Accelerates CellCast Solution Innovations

mLearning Trends

We're pleased to report the adoption and use of mobile learning by enterprise customers has been accelerating throughout first half of 2010 -- yeah!!; But the bigger the enterprise, the more apt these customers are to want ( even demand ) more sophisticated features and service offerings to ensure their mobile initiatives are scalable, secure and standards-based. blogs/microblogs/wikis) and external/public social networks and feeds the establishment of managed private networks (e.g.,

The Other 90% of Learning

Jay Cross

Serving enterprise customers. Chatter, Jive, Socialcast, Yammer, Podio, and other social networking systems simplify listening in and joining purposeful conversations. It’s about making the business better. Successful corporations are becoming extended enterprises. The quality of what we deliver to customers depends on our entire business ecosystem, from resource extraction at the beginning of the supply chain to our ongoing relationships with customers.

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A Playbook for Leading in the Facebook Age

CLO Magazine

Today’s top leaders know that every business is a social business. Many businesses have been launched over the last decade to support these goals, making it much easier for a leader to shift into this new employee motivation paradigm. From collaboration software to technology designed to motivate employee behavior in real time, these tools provide the modern leader the opportunity to exceed business goals. Embrace the social enterprise.

Prompt, Push, Ping (But Don’t Pester)

CLO Magazine

A collaborative system note (perhaps on Jive, Slack or Yammer). Imagine if your enterprise used a system — that is not yet invented — called Nudge for Success. These could consist of messages in SMS, Messenger, Slack, Jive or other social networks. Nudges can also be driven by data from systems, business results and customer feedback.

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Promt, Push, Ping (But Don’t Pester)

CLO Magazine

A collaborative system note (perhaps on Jive, Slack or Yammer). Imagine if your enterprise used a system — that is not yet invented — called Nudge for Success. These could consist of messages in SMS, Messenger, Slack, Jive or other social networks. Nudges can also be driven by data from systems, business results and customer feedback. Imagine gentle nudges coming to your employees. A text message. An audio whisper from Alexa or a ping from Siri on an Apple Watch.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. Device Diversity is the “New Normal” Mobile Apps Become Essential to Enterprise mLearning Pad/Tablet Use Explodes Authoring Tools Will Evolve Private Social Networks Win Over Public Market Consolidations Will Occur Here Come the Experts! What if you are still in the content creation business? This has real value for the enterprise. Still I'm going to be reading closely things like: Enterprise 2.0: