In a world where staying connected is more important than ever, Yammer is a social media collaboration tool designed specifically for businesses. Here are a few reasons why you and your company should be using Microsoft Yammer.
Yammer allows your company to communicate through your own private social network in order to collaborate and share files with groups. Think of it as your company’s very own Facebook channel that only your employees can see. You can easily give your employees or team an update on projects you’re working on and it can empower your employees by letting them feel like they have a voice in something (ex. by ‘liking’ or replying to a comment).
A key aspect of a successful business is response time. Whether it’s a project with a deadline, or a request to take a vacation day, Yammer gives you the opportunity to quickly reach out to other employees or departments within your company. Yammer, just like other social media sites, will give you a notification (can be set to instant, daily, weekly or disabled) that everyone will be able to see. If you’re a business like most, information is essential. Rather than waste time to gather everyone together for a meeting, post on Yammer instantly and let them know the news.
In today’s world, people feel more comfortable using social media to interact and Yammer fills that gap. Yammer will connect co-workers in a friendly, yet professional way, without having to waste time and leave their desks.
Lastly, how many meetings are conducted where employees instantly forget what was said and then manage to scramble around seeking answers? No need to worry about that with Yammer. Simply, go to your Yammer page to check the meeting notes (assuming someone posted a recap of the meeting).
Yammer will help your business become more efficient and productive and is included in many Office 365 plans. To find out more, please contact us at SoftwareMedia.