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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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.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Power of Your Network by Michael on February 9, 2011 in customer service , marketing , sales , social learning Whether it is building our LinkedIn Contacts or Followers on Twitter, gathering Friends on Facebook or Yammering with our fellow work teams, the buzz of “networking” is always present. Networking comes naturally for some people, but not-so-much for others.

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.

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. Yammer users can download the Mindflash app from the Yammer Apps Directory today.

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.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us. Networks Social Learning

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.

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

Learnnovators

social networks (yammer, chatter). By putting a measurable business goal — a high-level evaluation — first and making it the center of everything we do, we publicly commit to improving our organization’s performance and demonstrate our value.” – Cathy Moore. Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in…. 70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. For example, a business etiquette course may be hosted on the Internet, while a sales training course may be run on a private intranet. Zoho Discussions and Fusetalk are collaboration software packages for businesses that include discussion forums and a range of other features. Yammer is the premier microblogging tool for private conversations.

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. An intranet with an SII of 5 bolts on third-party social applications such as Yammer, Compendium and Confluence. There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days.

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When Social means Business …

Learning Cafe

Last week news was abounding that Microsoft are about to announce their acquisition of social media company Yammer for $1.2B. While here in Australia social media is still something of a speculative direction for businesses – we are the fourth slowest adopters of social media for business – overseas it is already becoming part of mainstream business processes. Businesses are going social. And social means business.

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. An intranet with an SII of 5 bolts on third-party social applications such as Yammer, Compendium and Confluence. There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days.

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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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Change Management Strategy: Use Social Media

Infopro Learning

For this blog, I will focus on the use of social media as a strategy to facilitate and manage change for business transformation—to stay competitive and survive in increasingly harder business climates. Social networking and collaboration are extremely effective ways that are rapidly bringing employees to comply with the changes as well as to share their experiences. Share Through a Knowledge Network.

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. And before you tell IT that microsharing is as old as humankind, yet your new online social network is something fundamentally different, think again. Even the Athenians were creating a company of (social) citizens , forming networks or networks, with democratic values, governance structures and participatory practices.

April 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

Trust and networks , Gideon Rosenblatt, Alchemy of Change, 16 April 2011. “Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done. When trust is low and relationships are plagued by suspicion, networks collapse into brittle organizational structures that rarely offset their operational costs in real world outcomes.&#. The cultural imperative for a social business.

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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.

Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

Profit margins are razor thin and the business landscape is more competitive than ever. As businesses, we must adapt or contract. We need to stop trying to solve business process failures with eLearning modules and we need to start preparing learners to take charge of their own learning. Here’s how: Trainers Talk, Community Managers listen: This is where the use of a public or private social network becomes incredibly useful.

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.

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.

5 Ways to Kick-Start Great On-the-Job Sales Training

Mindflash

Most businesses realize this already — but many often allocate sales training resources in the wrong areas. Peer-to-Peer Networks. Get set up on Yammer , SocialText , Jambok , Clearvale , or an equivalent network. Online Training business goals informal learning sales trainingIs there a more critical function in most companies than enabling sales professionals to excel their jobs?

Will chat replace email? Slack thinks so.

Obsidian Learning

Here at Obsidian, we use both email and messaging ( Skype ) for inter-office communication, a combination that works just fine for us as a small, woman-owned business. And we’ve also looked at using social learning to build communities of practice and personal learning networks. For example, a major oil and gas company uses Yammer for discussions during a webinar and as a “find the expert” tool (using Yammer profiles).

The influence of social media for learning - technology is more than just a means to a goal

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

And even within organizations and networks the choice of (social) technology is extremely important and can be a factor determining success or failure. Combined with the widespread use of smartphones and tablets it enables a continuous flow of communication with your networks, sports clubs and friends. The influence of social media on society is huge because a new way of social learning is enabled by social media, in organization, between organizations and in spontaneous networks.

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

Jane Hart

The ability to connect with like minded people, converse with them in a quick and easy way, ask ad hoc questions, and exchange ideas, thoughts and experiences, is what draws people into Twitter – not as part of an online course or for formal training – but simply as a place to network with like-minded individuals, and to learn from them constantly, sometimes even without realising it. Yammer (on the 2010 list at #20) might be a possibility.

The current top 5 highest-rated social learning solutions on CollectMyThoughts

InsiderHub

Yammer (3.8 Would you like to have your own private Facebook or Twitter network for your company? That is the main idea behind Yammer. This simplifies the learning process and is a good way to help employees learn things for business. Kenexa Learning Suite allows your people to use their mobile devices for a number of things, such as: Social software for business. CollectMyThoughts provides user reviews on business solutions.

Social Learning – A Transformational Shift in Workplace Learning

Origin Learning

Why do you think successful business leaders write long notes and share them on LinkedIn? It is our innate nature to feel appreciated and complimented that’s helped fuel the billion-dollar business that Facebook has grown into today. Closed Learning Networks. This has evolved significantly in the last five to six years as learning transitioned from the traditional classroom and laptop within a closed learning network to the smartphone.

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.

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. 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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My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-08-14

Jane Hart

RT @ CommonCraft : In case you missed it: We are now a video subscription service for educators and businesses: [link] #. It’s about networks [link] by @ hjarche #. Turn Up Engagement With A Yammer Treasure Hunt! link] via @ Yammer #. Education at its very best – Brighton rocks! link] #. Those hard soft-skills [link] by@hjarche #. Google Plus vs Facebook infographic [link] #. elearn Magazine: The Oxford Union Debate on Informal Learning, Style or Substance?:

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

Foster connections through networking events. It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. You’ll come through the challenge with a fresh set of insights for reinvigorating your approach to supporting your business. I think it is both an effective (and enjoyable) structure and I learned a huge amount by completing the weekly Challenge activities and by learning with others on Yammer. Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.

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How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. For example, a business etiquette course may be hosted on the Internet, while a sales training course may be run on a private intranet. Zoho Discussions and Fusetalk are collaboration software packages for businesses that include discussion forums and a range of other features. Yammer is the premier microblogging tool for private conversations.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. For example, a business etiquette course may be hosted on the Internet, while a sales training course may be run on a private intranet. Zoho Discussions and Fusetalk are collaboration software packages for businesses that include discussion forums and a range of other features. Yammer is the premier microblogging tool for private conversations.

Facilitators: Make Your Virtual Training Stick

Bottom-Line Performance

Set up an internal social network (a basic Yammer setup is free) and encourage participants to log in and discuss during your webinar. You’ll want to be as direct and straightforward as possible in a global setting… even more than you would be at a business meeting in your home office. For many organizations, virtual training and virtual facilitation have become the de facto answer to most performance challenges.

May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

May turned out to be a very busy month for me, in ways that I hadn’t anticipated. The case for online social networking in education , Jose Picardo, 14 May 2011. Without workflow, social business is doomed , Agency Collaboration, 26 May 2011. Tweet. It’s 1 June, and time to think about summer and summer holidays – in the northern hemisphere at least! But first a review of May 2011.

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