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Six reasons to use Yammer in your business

We look at a number of reasons why you should be using Yammer in your business. Yammer is an application included in Office 365. While many organisations may be using Office, Exchange E-mail and Sharepoint, we look at how  Yammer can be used in your organisation.

What is Yammer?

Yammer is often described as Facebook for business, a social network platform for business. It allows staff to share information, post updates and interact with one another. 85% of Fortune 500 companies use Yammer, we take a look at some reasons your organisations should consider using it.

Six Benefits

1 – Increase engagement

Yammer makes it easy to post updates, generate interest and increase engagement in your company. Staff members can post updates, polls, events and announcements; to which their colleagues can like, vote and comment. In any size business, improving dialogue and communication in any business can lead to greater employee engagement (which can contribute to a positive corporate culture).

2 – Reduce e-mail noise

“Happy birthday”, “Cakes in the kitchen” and associated e-mail banter. It can clog up your inbox, or it may be completely suppressed through IT and HR policies. Yammer offers a solution. Updates and announcements posted on Yammer reduce clutter. Staff members know to view Yammer for updates and announcements.

3 – Enhance culture and build connections

Improving engagement, giving employees freedom and promoting communications in the business all has a positive impact on corporate culture. Yammer also acts as a conduit for messaging and updates that define and reinforce your company culture. Developing culture is one reason many organisations adopt Yammer, and for good reason.

4 – Web and mobile apps

Yammer can be accessed through your web browser (many organisations set it as the home page), while it also has an easy-to-use mobile application. The mobile app keeps employees, groups and teams connected no matter where they are.

5 – Governance and security

As Yammer is part of the Microsoft 365 suite of products, it sits within the security and governance framework provided as part of O365. Organisations can be confident in the knowledge that security, auditing and privacy extends to Yammer – allowing them to remain compliant.

6 – Gifs, Emojis and Memes

Did mention that Yammer has built-in support for Gifs, and naturally, Yammer serves as a focal point for memes and emojis.  These features allow you to bring some fun to Yammer.

Yammer implementation and adoption

Microsoft has an excellent resource that outlines Use Cases, Communities, Innovation and Adoption strategies for organisations considering Yammer.

Download Yammer Infographic

The following infographic entitled What can you learn with Yammer? is an excellent primer that describes what you can do with Yammer.

Find out more

If your organisation already has Office 365 or is looking to deploy Office 365 and Yammer is of interest – speak to our solutions team to learn more. You can reach them by e-mailing sales@mtg.im, calling +44 1624 777837 or clicking ‘Request a Quote’ on our website.

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Joe Hughes is the CEO of Manx Technology Group. Joe has a background in software development, information security, networks, datacentres and enterprise IT.
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