Yammer provides a simple way to collaborate, share knowledge, and engage everyone across your company.

While 85% of Fortune 500 companies are now collaborating with Yammer, Yammer doesn’t appear to be utilised by the small to medium business market, and proves to be another prime example of this “hidden secret” phenomenon. Yammer has the potential to increase employee engagement by:

  • Engage socially for bottom-up feedback and cross-company networking.
  • Improve services and customer experience with timely knowledge sharing
  • Enable employee collaboration
  • Build sense of community; lower employee turnover

By delivering seamless social experiences across Yammer and Office 365, including Microsoft SharePoint Online and Skype for Business, the comprehensive Microsoft approach to social can help businesses and organisations remove the geographic, functional, and information boundaries that slow down collaboration and lower productivity. Here are 5 ways Yammer does this:

  1. Benefit from social collaboration. With better internal collaboration you can increase team alignment and visibility across groups and become more agile in decision making. With better external collaboration you will have a greater awareness of partner, supplier, and customer needs. Improved response times from external collaborators and increase satisfaction from suppliers and partners.
  2. Work Better Together, Share and collaborate with the right people. Communicate, share files, and work together in groups organized by project or topic. Extend the conversation by securely looping in external partners whenever needed.
  3. Tap into knowledge across your organization. Use the Discovery feed to stay on top of what matters. Find and build on the work of others with a smarter search that delivers personalized results for better decision-making.
  4. Connect and engage everyone. Take your collaboration to the next level with powerful, secure mobile apps that keep teams connected and part of the community, wherever they are.
  5. Works seamlessly with Office. Enjoy the familiar interface and file-sharing features you already use. Yammer integrates with your favourite Office apps to help you stay productive.

The technology experts at ONGC Systems use Yammer in their office on a daily basis. With the nature of IT and the fast changing pace of technology, Yammer allows for the team to quickly update everyone in the company of fixes to complex issues and share helpful sites. While also allowing them to have a bit of fun with the #quoteoftheday tag.