HAVE YOU CONSIDERED USING YAMMER IN YOUR BUSINESS?
While the idea of actively encouraging your staff to engage in a social media-like platform while in the office may seem counter intuitive, many businesses are doing just that! Office chat software is fast becoming a productivity enhancer in the workplace, replacing the standard office boardroom meeting with a dedicated online space where team members can exchange media, add comments or ask questions, all while being stationary or on the go.
One such platform we recommend is Yammer. Yammer is essentially a website for team communication, not unlike Facebook, and chances are it is included with your Office 365 premium subscription (if you have one).
Some of the many benefits of Yammer are:
- Reducing the amount of email in inboxes
- Allowing team sites to assist with departmental maintenance
- Onboarding of employees
It also works to improve the culture of your business by enabling social interaction between your staff. Instead of an individual sending an email asking a specific question, that question can be posted to a Yammer group on your Yammer website. It creates a space that can bring employees together, allowing senior members to engage with the team, forging an informal avenue to discuss ideas, gather feedback etc.
Yammer works to streamline your business by reducing the amount of emails in your inbox while strengthening relationships and communication between your staff.
If you think Yammer could be a useful tool for your business, please give us a call to discuss your options further!